Online Classes


Online Classes


About Summer Intensive Courses
Gravitas offers a select number of intensive courses to rising 6-12th grade students using a blended synchronous/asynchronous plan where students do all of the work for asynchronous online courses and then meet with the teacher synchronously over WebEX on average four times a week for live discussion-based meetings. In the live sessions, the teacher provides personalized instruction and feedback and answers to whatever questions the students may have. Students may also meet synchronously with each other to work on group projects. Students must be highly motivated and disciplined to complete these intensive courses as they require roughly a week’s worth of work per day. Students should expect to spend 4-5 hours daily on their coursework, and they should complete all of their assignments in advance of their live class meetings.

Prerequisite courses and grades are listed in each course description. Students must meet the prerequisites to register for a course. Admission will be determined by the Academic Team and the Executive Director of Gravitas. Students who do not currently attend The Stony Brook School or Gravitas will be required to apply through the school's admissions portal. An admissions representative will walk you through the process. You will need to submit transcripts or report cards for the past three school years.

High School Credit
High school courses can be taken for official high school credit from The Stony Brook School or audited for enrichment purposes only. Students will receive a Stony Brook School transcript indicating their grade for the course and the term during which they took it. The tuition for the summer course is the same either way. Students may choose whether they want credit or not upon completion of the course. No withdrawals will be published on the transcript.

Each summer session will last three weeks, with students completing the equivalent of one week’s worth of coursework per day. Three weeks at this pace is equivalent to one semester (0.5 credits) of a course. Students may take a maximum of 1 credit per three-week session. Students taking 1-credit courses will schedule an oral exam with their teacher during the week after the class has finished. Students wishing to complete a year’s worth of work will take six weeks worth of class and then will schedule an oral final exam with their teacher during the seventh week.

  • Summer A - June 5-23 (0.5 credits/12 live sessions)
  • Summer B - June 26-July 14 (0.5 credits/12 live sessions)
  • Summer C - July 17-August 4 (0.5 credits/12 live sessions)
  • Summer B-C - June 26-August 11 (1.0 credit/24 live sessions)

Tuition is $1,550 for a 0.5-credit three-week intensive and $3,100 for a 1.0-credit six-week intensive. Students may take no more than one course at a time. Financial aid is available to students enrolled at SBS and is proportionate to existing agreements with the school. Payments will be made through Smart Tuition. Students new to The Stony Brook School will also pay an application fee of $75 for domestic applicants and $150 for international applicants.

Application Deadlines
To apply, select your preferred courses using this registration form.

Applications are due by:

  • May 1 for Session A
  • June 1 for Session B
  • July 1 for Session C

Decisions will be made and communicated to families within two weeks of each session's application deadline. For students already enrolled in Stony Brook School, this form constitutes both your application and your registration request. For students not currently enrolled as Stony Brook students, please clock on the "Apply" link on the page to complete your application through SchoolAdmin.

Course availability is subject to enrollment and staffing availability. Courses with fewer than four students registered may not run. Students will be offered an alternative course should their first choice class be canceled. Students will be admitted on a rolling basis to classes that are already running but have available seats after May 1.

Summer 2022 Semester-Equivalent Online Classes

Session A: June 5-23

  • AP Macroeconomics(0.5 credits)
  • AP Microeconomics(0.5 credits)
  • College Counseling (not for credit)
  • Contemporary Global History (0.5 credits)
  • Health & Human Flourishing (0.5 credits)

Session B: June 26-July 14

  • College Counseling (not for credit)
  • Health & Human Flourishing (0.5 credits)

Session C: July 17-August 4

  • College Counseling (not for credit)
  • Health & Human Flourishing (0.5 credits)
  • Philosophy Honors: Artificial Intelligence(0.5 credits)

More courses will be added soon.

Don't see what you want to take? Suggest a summer course here!

Summer 2023 Full-Year Equivalent Online Classes

Sessions B-C: June 26-August 11

  • Advanced Biology (1.0 credit)
  • Advanced Computer Programming: Data Engineering with Python (1.0 credit)
  • Advanced or Regular English 11/12: Rhetoric & Composition (Not for SBS Campus Students)(1.0 credit)
  • Advanced Environmental Science (1.0 credit)
  • Algebra I (1.0 credit)
  • Algebra II Regular/Honors (1.0 credit)
  • AP Calculus AB/BC (1.0 credit)
  • Chinese I (1.0 credit)
  • Chinese II (1.0 credit)
  • College-Level Multivariable Calculus (1.0 credit)
  • College-Level Ethics (1.0 credit)
  • English as a Second Language (not for credit)
  • Faith and Philosophy (1.0 credit)(Not Available to SBS Campus Students)
  • Geometry (1.0 credit)
  • Pre-Algebra II (not for high school credit)
  • Pre-Calculus Honors (1.0 credit)
  • Spanish I (1.0 credit)
  • Spanish II (1.0 credit)

Gravitas: A Global Extension of The Stony Brook School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid policies, and school-administered programs.