The Stony Brook School is an independent college preparatory school (grades 7-12) that exists to challenge young men and women to know Jesus Christ as Lord, to love others as themselves, and to grow in knowledge and skill, in order that they may serve the world through their character and leadership.
We believe school should be a place where young people embark on a passionate quest for truth, beauty, goodness and self-discovery, informed by relationships with adults of character and faith who know and love them. Our founding Head of School, Frank Gaebelein, believed that “all truth is God’s truth.” With this in mind, we are confident that sincere inquiry will lead students into discovering the heuristic power of the Christian narrative. We want our students to be deeply and thoughtfully engaged in the world around them, to be prepared to meet contemporary challenges with well-trained minds and hearts. Further, we recognize our School’s commitment to excellence in the liberal arts, and we are confident that it will remain at the center of what we do.
our VISION for the FUTURE
The Stony Brook School turns 100 in the year 2022. This milestone will be a testament to God’s faithful preservation of Stony Brook. Yet milestones do not just celebrate the past; they can also be inflection points towards a brighter and more verdant future. Our planning efforts have sought to answer the following question: Who do we want to be when we turn 100? Through a 15-month process initiated in 2014, Stony Brook undertook an exhaustive study to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing the School. Out of that process emerged clarity around two essential components—a vision for the School in 2022, and the strategic initiatives that must be undertaken to achieve it.