Award Year: 2022

Stony Brook Elementary School

20 Stephenson Road
Pennington, NJ, 08534-5106

(609) 737-4006

Mr. Steven Wilfing Jr., Principal at time of Nomination

Hopewell Valley Regional School District

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At Stony Brook Elementary School, children are known by name, are listened to, and are recognized for their talents and accomplishments. We strive every day to uphold the Stony Brook mission: to seek the truth, to appreciate beauty, and to demonstrate goodness.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 47%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Asian: 39%
  • Two or more races: 4%
Stony Brook Elementary celebrates 20 years!

Stony Brook Elementary celebrates 20 years!

Since the doors at Stony Brook Elementary School opened for the first time in 2002, members of our school community are asked and expected to treat every person, every thing and every day in a manner that is Reasonable, Respectful and Responsible. Over the past 20 school years our goal has been to provide thoughtful and intentional experiences in a safe and inviting environment where everyone matters and everyone contributes.

Our richly diverse population is reflected in the 20 different languages spoken in the homes of our families. Stony Brook proudly serves our district's English Language Learners and provides special education classes for district students with multiple disabilities. Together as a school community, we spend time examining ways that we have made a difference, as individuals and collectively, to make our school the very best.

As a neighborhood school built concurrently with its surrounding development of homes, the Stony Brook community has always enjoyed a uniquely supportive alliance. A component of this is an intentional, focused approach by Stony Brook educators to build relationships with students, their families, and within our teaching community. This has proven to be the most instrumental practice to successfully support and educate students prior to, throughout, and beyond the pandemic.