Student Life
The SBS Experience

Chapel and Religious Life

At Stony Brook we believe that God created humans, male and female, in his image, and that he desires that each person know him deeply and personally. This conviction forms the basis of our vision for spiritual life--that through the activities and opportunities listed below, we might be true to our school’s mission to challenge young men and women to know Jesus Christ as Lord. Because we are confident that God works in various ways to draw all people to himself, we offer these opportunities with a spirit of invitation, not coercion, with excitement and joy, not out of duty or compulsion. Our hope is that students will develop their own vision of who God is and who he is calling them to become.

List of 6 items.

  • Chapel

    Chapel is an important part of our weekly community rhythm. During the academic week, all students attend chapel once a week. On Sundays all boarding students attend an additional service. Our speakers range from faculty to students to outside guests.  
  • Gathering

    On Fridays during open periods in the schedule, all students are welcome though not required to attend Middle School or Upper School Gathering. Led by the Christian Life Team, Gathering provides students opportunities to strengthen their faith through worship, prayer, testimonies, fellowship, and Bible reading.
  • Bible Studies

    Each year there are a number of Bible studies offered on campus. Some are initiated and led by students and others by faculty.  Each dorm also provides opportunities for spiritual growth through discussion and prayer.
  • Driven

    Our student-led, on-campus youth group, Driven, meets one night a week after dinner for a time of worship, prayer, and teaching. Every January, the Christian Life Team also plans an off-campus weekend “Driven Retreat” open to the whole student body.
  • Dorm Prayer

    At the end of study hours (9:45pm) boarding students meet in their dorm lounge with the dorm parent on duty for a short time of announcements and prayer.   Once a week in place of dorm prayer student gather for a discussion based forum called. These discussions are student led conversation that encourages dialogue and reflection about important topics.
  • Mission Trips

    Students are encouraged to put their faith into action by participating in domestic and international mission trips. Typically these are offered during spring break or shortly after school ends in June. Details are announced early in the fall semester.

Chapel Talks

The Stony Brook School

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