Hibernian education Partnership

Dual Diploma Program

Gravitas offers Chinese students an opportunity to earn a Stony Brook School diploma from the comfort of their homes. With a Stony Brook School degree in hand, graduates of the program can make their dreams come true. 45% of the Stony Brook School class of 2022 earned acceptances to the top 30 most selective universities in the United States, and now students in China can do the same without having to travel across the globe to attend the Stony Brook School boarding campus. 

Who is this for?
  • Aspirational students entering grades 5-10 who desire admission to a selective US university or college
  • Students who want to improve their English speaking skills by taking interesting English, History, and Philosophy classes with native English-speaking peers.
  • Deep thinkers who want to explore the deepest questions of life, make cross-cultural connections, and take classes not available to them in their physical school
How does it work?
  • Hibernian students apply directly to the Stony Brook School and indicate to the Director of Admissions that they are applying for the Gravitas-Hibernian Dual Diploma Program. Applicants should follow the application steps as instructed, submitting the necessary documents and paying the application fee.
  • Gravitas will then review the students' transcripts and university admissions goals and, if the student is accepted, will proceed to build a custom coursework plan for the student. For the best outcomes, students should begin taking classes during the summer, though we will admit qualified students throughout the year. The main entry points are June and September. 
  • Gravitas will then generate contracts for the agreed-upon course of study. 
  • Students pay tuition and then are enrolled in their courses.
  • Students will receive college counseling from Gravitas to guide them through the process of applying to selective US universities.
Course of Study
  • Grades 5-6
    • English 5/6
    • History 5/6
    • English as a Second Language (ESL) if needed
  • Grades 7-8
    • English 7/8 Literature
    • English 7/8 Writing
    • Ancient World History 7/8
    • Modern World History 7/8
    • English as a Second Language (ESL) if needed
  • Grades 9-10
    • English 9 Regular or Honors
    • Humanities 9 - Western, African, and Middle Eastern History to the 1st Century BCE
    • English 10 Regular or Honors
    • Humanities 10 - Western, African, and Middle Eastern History from the 1st Century to the 15th Century BCE
    • English as a Second Language (ESL) if needed
  • Grades 11-12
    • Modern European History Regular or Advanced (AP equivalent)
    • United States History Regular or Advanced (AP equivalent)
    • English 11/12 Rhetoric and Composition Regular or Advanced (AP equivalent)
    • English 11/12 Literature and Composition Regular or Advanced (AP equivalent)
    • Faith and Philosophy
    • College-Level Ethics
  • Elective Classes in Math, Science, Computer Programming, Entrepreneurship, World Languages are also available (see course catalog)

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