A Home Away from Home
The everyday life of a typical high school student has its ups and downs, but there is one constant worth noting here at The Stony Brook School—and that is the unparalleled level of personal attention each student receives from our outstanding faculty. Because we are a boarding school, each of our teachers lives either in a dorm or in a house surrounding our 55 acre campus. This arrangement means that teaching here is more than just a job; it truly is a way of life. And our students are not just coming to school; they are coming to a home away from home.
Here they will make friends from all over the United States and from countries around the world. Here they will have the opportunity to form meaningful relationships not just with their peers but with people of every stage of life, from our eldest faculty and staff to the many small children in our faculty families. Indeed, we endeavor to live like a family here at The Stony Brook School. A primary goal is that each among us would look out not just for ourselves but for each others’ best interests. It is not always easy, but it is always worth the effort.
The pages of this section will introduce you to the various aspects of day and boarding student life at SBS. I expect that you will find many answers to your questions, but if you are left wanting more information, I hope you will not hesitate to contact me.
Tonja Detwiler, Head of Residential Life