Partners in Education

Three Village Teams Up with Neighboring Stony Brook University to Expand Educational Offerings  

At the very center of the Three Village Central School District lies a state-of-the-art educational resource – the campus of Stony Brook University. District students and community members are encouraged to take advantage of the wide range of programs and services offered at the university as part of the District’s longstanding Stony Brook University Partnership. While the programs offered at Stony Brook University can change from year to year, the experience offered is second to none and is found in the District’s own backyard.

Some of the areas District students and community residents are often interested in include:

Kids and Teens:
This area includes, but is not limited to, information on dance and music activities for elementary students, the Latin Quiz Bowl program, Science Exploration and Sports Camps, HS WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) program, Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF), Pre-College Music Program, Simons Summer Research Fellowship, and the ever-popular Young Scholars Program.

Sports:
Join Wolfie, the University’s mascot, to cheer on the Stony Brook Seawolves during their scheduled NCAA Division I games. For information about upcoming games visit goseawolves.org.

Museums and Galleries:
A rich collection of culture and history can be seen in the university’s museums and gallery exhibits. Visitors can celebrate a wide range of cultures at the Charles B. Wang Center and the University Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Staller Center for the Arts; learn about Long Island’s natural history and rocks at the Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences, or travel further east to take a guided tour of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton.

Performing Arts:
Whether interested in music or the theater, this area offers a wide range of opportunities for students and community members. Residents can enjoy programs such as the Pre-College Music Program and performances and workshops at the Staller Center for the Arts.

Recreation:
Under this area, residents can find out about the various programs offered at the university through the Department of Campus Recreation. These include the Crafts Center and the Downtown Arcade. The campus also offers six miles of scenic bicycle paths and a Red Dragon Labyrinth walk.

Summer:
While school is out for summer vacation, students can keep their minds active by participating in one or more of the university’s summertime programs. These often include the Biotechnology Summer Camp, Engineering Program for Research and Engineering Partnership, Camp Sea Wolf, Summer Film Festival, Summer Sessions for college credit, and many more.

Please visit the university’s website for current information on the offerings included in the Neighbors Guide, or contact the Office of Community Relations at (631) 632-9117.