Academics

Middle School

The Stony Brook School Middle School curriculum stresses skill building in a nurturing environment that encourages self-discipline and imagination.  This work prepares students for the rigors of our Upper School curriculum and the pace of a college preparatory education.

During the seventh grade year, a double period gives students a powerful grounding in English.  This experience prepares them to read and assess literature with more sophistication and also gives them the foundation in grammar necessary to begin developing their own voice.  Seventh graders also begin the study of the Bible that is woven throughout the School's curriculum.

During the eighth grade year, a cross-pollination of themes and skills used in English, social studies and Bible encourages critical thinking and introduces students to a multifaceted world with historical depth and spiritual complexity.  Various forms of visual and dramatic arts are integrated into these classes.  Students also begin the challenge of their foreign language sequence and are prepared in pre-algebra for the Upper School math sequence.  The Middle School curriculum also prepares students with the foundational life science and earth science classes.  Maturity and self-advocacy are emphasized throughout to help ensure that the student will enter high school with confidence and skill.

The commitment to small class size (average of 14 to 18 students) as well as the structured approach to personal organization, time management, and responsibility gives Middle School students the environment and skill to thrive on the road to college.

As students become excited about their own learning and growth, they are also encouraged to contribute to the larger community.  The Stony Brook School prizes service to others, and the Middle School offers regular opportunities for community service.

Middle School students are also offered the opportunity to be assigned an Upper School mentor, usually a junior or senior.  This mentor works with and encourages his/her younger counterpart, serving as an important role model as they prepare for entrance into the Upper School program.

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  • SBS Research Symposium

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    Course Add/Drop Form

    Dear Students, 

    If you would like to add/drop a course for this semester or year, please fill out the form below:

    https://forms.gle/RnnRQQyHQi2C5Hin7 
  • ABC News Article on SBS Students!

    Yesterday afternoon, Stacey Sager from ABC News joined our Engineering, Innovation, and Design class to learn more about an impressive project our students first hatched last summer. Newsday profiled the project on Saturday, which will be launched to the International Space Station in May. ABC News followed up with a feature that aired yesterday evening.
    View the feature here.
  • Online Robotics Class

    Together with the Upper School FTC Robotics Team, working with other Long Island and NYC robotics teams, some students are putting together a robotics class on 3D modeling (CAD), programming, and mechanism building, aimed at middle and high schoolers in robotics programs and students interested in STEM in general.