About the Summer Accelerator
Gravitas offers intensive summer courses to aspirational students in all grade levels. Join master teachers and peers from the around the world for 80 minutes of engaging live class discussion and complete the rest of your work asynchronously as you leap ahead in fields like math, science, and computer science, take interesting elective courses in philosophy, ethics, and English, and ignite your passions in our summer Passion Academy courses.

Why Take a Summer Accelerator Course?
The main reasons students take a summer accelerator course are:

Character Formation Program Included
All students enrolled in a Summer Accelerator will also take part in the Gravitas signature Character Formation Program so they can continue to grow in wisdom, faith, and virtue throughout the summer.

Optional Residential Program
Select programs will also offer a residential component on the campus of The Stony Brook School. Once we have worked out the details, we will post them here.

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 10-28 (0.5 credits/12 live sessions)
  • Summer B - July 1-July 19 (0.5 credits/12 live sessions)
  • Summer C - July 22-August 2 (0.5 credits/12 live sessions)
  • Summer B-C - July 1-August 9 (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. Need-based financial aid is available via application. Click here to learn more about our financial aid application. Students enrolled at SBS will automatically receive financial aid proportionate to their existing 2024-2025 school year 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 $100.

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.

Refund Policy
After the class begins, no refunds are issued.

Summer 2024 Semester-Equivalent Online Classes

Session A: June 10-28 (All Times US Eastern Time Zone)

  • AP Macroeconomics(0.5 credits) - 8:00-9:20am*
  • AP Microeconomics(0.5 credits) - 9:30-10:50am*
  • College Counseling (not for credit) - Individually Scheduled*
  • Health & Human Flourishing (0.5 credits) - Section 1: 8:00-9:20am*; Section 2: 9:30-10:50am*

Session B: July 1-July 19

  • Ceramics I (0.5 credits)(on campus only)*
  • College Counseling (not for credit) - Individually Scheduled*

Session C: July 22-August 9

  • Ceramics II (0.5 credits)(on campus only)
  • College Counseling (not for credit) - Individually Scheduled*
  • Philosophy Honors: Artificial Intelligence - 9:30-10:50am*

* Minimum enrollment goal met (last updated 4/2/24)

Summer 2024 Full-Year Equivalent Online Classes

Sessions B-C: July 1-August 16 (All Times US Eastern Time Zone)

  • Algebra I (1.0 credit)- 8:00-9:20am*
  • Algebra II Regular/Honors (1.0 credit)- 8:00-9:20am*
  • AP Calculus AB/BC (1.0 credit)- 8:00-9:20am*
  • Chemistry Regular/Honors (1.0 credit) - 9:30-10:50am*
  • College-Level Multivariable Calculus (1.0 credit)- 9:30-10:50pm*
  • Geometry (1.0 credit)- 8:00-9:20am*
  • Pre-Algebra II (not for high school credit) - 9:30-10:50am*
  • Pre-Calculus Honors (1.0 credit)- 8:00-9:20pm*
  • Redemptive Entrepreneurship (1.0 credit)- 8:00-9:20am
  • Spanish I (1.0 credit)- 8:00-9:20am
  • Spanish II (1.0 credit) - 9:30-10:50am*
  • Spanish III (1.0 credit)- - 9:30-10:50am*

Notice of Nondiscrimination as to Students:

The Stony Brook School admits students and provides equal educational opportunities in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender. The School does not discriminate against students on the basis of any of the above protected classifications in the administration of its educational, athletic or admissions policies.