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Gravitas: A Global Extension of The Stony Brook School

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Gravitas is a global, virtual extension of The Stony Brook School (SBS), a renowned, private 100-year-old college prep school on Long Island, New York. Gravitas is extending SBS's extraordinary academic and character education to students around the world. It provides students with the same high level of rigor in live classes, college counseling, chapel, advisory, and more. Gravitas students receive exce...
Type of school

Online School

Age range
Gender

Co-Education

Nationalities

20 different nationalities

Yearly fee

16,800 USD

Nr of students

41 students

Foundation

Founded in 2020

Accreditations

MSCHE, NAIS, NYSAIS

Academics

The Gravitas curriculum is The Stony Brook School curriculum, built for online. As a Gravitas student, you will take four rigorous courses at a time, allowing you to dive deeply into what you are learning instead of juggling all of the c...
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Examinations
Language of instruction
Foreign languages taught

Cost

The yearly tuition fee ranges 16,800 USD.

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Enrollment phase

5-12

Student-teacher ratio

1 : 3

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Overview

Gravitas is a global, virtual extension of The Stony Brook School (SBS), a renowned, private 100-year-old college prep school on Long Island, New York. Gravitas is extending SBS’s extraordinary academic and character education to students around the world. It provides students with the same high level of rigor in live classes, college counseling, chapel, advisory, and more. Gravitas students receive excellent instruction, personalized attention, and plentiful opportunities for discussion, analysis, research, and exploration of their unique strengths and talents.

Academics

The Gravitas curriculum is The Stony Brook School curriculum, built for online.

As a Gravitas student, you will take four rigorous courses at a time, allowing you to dive deeply into what you are learning instead of juggling all of the courses for the academic year at once. You can attend live online class at times that fit your schedule and complete coursework when it’s most convenient for you.

You will take math, world language, and some elective courses over the course of the academic year and intensive courses in eleven-week blocks, one at a time. Your intensive courses will take approximately three hours per day, with about 80 minutes devoted to live instruction and discussion with your classmates.

The online Middle School academic program equips students for success as Gravitas high school students by teaching them how to become good learners and critical thinkers. Gravitas teachers work with Middle School students to help them reason, read, listen, write, and speak effectively. The core program includes Ancient and Modern World History, project-based Science classes we call STEM 7 and 8, and English courses that focus on reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Middle School students take their math and Spanish classes at their ability level, so some of their classes will count toward the High School transcript. Additionally, Middle School students take online courses in Bible and the Arts to round out their learning experience.

The online High School academic program consists of major intensive courses in Humanities, English, and Science, year-long courses in Math and Spanish, and once-per-week minor courses in Character Formation, Health and Human Flourishing, the Arts, Economics, and Theology. Additionally, students can take courses in the Gravitas Passion Academies, which allow students to go deep in highly marketable and intrinsically interesting areas of study. In each Academy, students can take sequenced clusters of elective courses, mostly project-based, which together equip them to do amazing things in a focused area of passion.

All of the online courses in Gravitas are intentionally designed and integrated with one another so that students will continuously deepen their understanding of truth, beauty, and goodness as they study what we call the wisdom questions: questions about God, the natural world, human nature, virtue and vice, and individual and communal flourishing.

Upon graduation from Gravitas, after working diligently and maximizing your opportunities, you will be ready to take on the intellectual challenges of academics at the top colleges and universities in the world. You will also be stronger in character and have a greater sense of your particular gifts, passions, and purpose.

ONLINE COURSES IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE

5th - 6th Grade

  • English 5/6 Literature
  • English 5/6 Writing
  • World History 5/6
  • Bible 5/6
  • Art 5/6
  • Earth Science
  • Nature Studies
INTENSIVE ONLINE COURSES IN 9TH AND 10TH GRADE

9th Grade

  • Humanities 9
  • English 9 Regular or Honors
  • Biology Regular or Honors
  • Health & Human Flourishing
  • Studio Art: Drawing and Painting

10th Grade

  • Humanities 10
  • English 10 Regular or Honors
  • Chemistry Regular or Honors
  • Theology
  • Advanced Microeconomics
PASSION ACADEMY ONLINE COURSES
  • Advanced Computer Science
  • Advanced Digital Art
  • Biotechnology
  • Blockchain
  • Computer Programming
  • Data Science & Cognitive Computing
  • Digital Marketing: Design
  • Digital Marketing: Internship
  • Digital Marketing: Website Development
  • Engineering Innovation & Design
  • Ethics of Technology
  • Film Studies
  • Finance: Business Economics
  • Finance: Investments
  • Finance: Philanthropy
  • Game Design
  • Graphic Design
  • International Space Station Research & STEM
  • Introduction to Digital Photography
  • Media & Broadcasting
  • Redemptive Entrepreneurship
  • Sports & Entertainment Management
  • Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability & Architecture
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INTENSIVE ONLINE COURSES IN 7TH AND 8TH GRADE

7th - 8th Grade

  • Ancient World History 7/8
  • English 7/8 Writing
  • Life Science 7/8
  • Old Testament
  • Orientation
  • Art 7/8
  • Modern World History 7/8
  • English 7/8 Literature
  • Earth Science 7/8
  • New Testament
INTENSIVE CORE ONLINE COURSES IN 11TH AND 12TH GRADE
  • College-Level Ethics
  • Advanced English Rhetoric & Composition or English 11/12 A
  • Advanced or Regular European History
  • Advanced English Literature & Composition or English 11/12 B
  • Faith & Philosophy
  • Advanced or Regular United States History
  • College-Level or Regular Physics
MATH
  • Math 5/6
  • Pre-Algebra I
  • Pre-Algebra II
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II Regular or Honors
  • Pre-Calculus Honors
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Advanced Statistics
  • College-Level Multivariable Calculus
  • College-Level Linear Algebra
WORLD LANGUAGES
  • English as a Second Language
  • Chinese I (summer only)
  • Chinese II (summer only)
  • French I
  • French II
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish III
  • Spanish IV Honors
ADVANCED ELECTIVE COURSES
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Biology
  • Advanced Chemistry
  • Advanced Physics with Calculus
  • Advanced Environmental Science
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Advanced Studio Art

*Honors, Advanced (AP prep), and dual credit College-Level versions available

Note: Not every class is offered every year. Whether a course runs depends upon reaching minimum enrollments.

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