About

Character Before Career

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” - C.S. Lewis

At The Stony Brook School, we pursue academic excellence, admission to prestigious colleges and universities, and preparation for meaningful and profitable careers.  Our chief concern, however, is for the moral, intellectual, and spiritual growth of our students.  Our curriculum and pedagogy, our residential life practices, and our mentoring and coaching aim at the development of good character.  Without character, achievements are empty and meaningless.  Our motto “Character Before Career” articulates a principle at the heart of our School identity, a principle that sets us apart from other schools of our caliber. 

Chief among the virtues we aim to encourage are:

Character Matters

“It makes no small difference, then, whether we form habits of one kind or of another from our very youth; it makes a very great difference, or rather all the difference” - Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics II.1

The Stony Brook School

1 Chapman Parkway, Stony Brook, NY 11790 | 631-751-1800
A Christian, co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for 7-12th grade students