Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire children to develop a love for mathematics and science, while also nurturing their linguistic skills and appreciation for art. We strive to create a stimulating learning environment that attracts and engages talented and motivated students. Our goal is to equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences essential for their continuous success in education and beyond, both personally and professionally.

Our History

Our school has an interesting history. It originated in 2002 as a group of Russian-speaking scientists and educators at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Their primary focus was on teaching Russian language and mathematics to young children. As their approach gained popularity, they expanded their operations.

In September 2004, the school officially opened as part of the SchoolPlus network, setting up classrooms at the Physics Department of Stony Brook University. Initially, the main goal was to provide enrichment education in Mathematics and Physics to students of different ages, while also offering Russian language instruction for those with Russian heritage. However, as time went on, they noticed a growing interest from non-Russian speaking students who wanted to learn Math and Physics in English. Consequently, the student body doubled in size.

Recognizing the importance of offering a well-rounded education, the school responded to parental demand by introducing a math and language program for children aged 3-6. This expansion included language instruction in English, French, Italian, and Spanish, as well as formal linguistics. Additionally, the school broadened its science offerings and added new levels of mathematics instruction.

During a period of corporate re-structuring within the School-Plus system, the school seized the opportunity to become an independent institution. This move allowed us to have more flexibility in developing our own policies and seek sponsorship within the local community.

At its core, the school believes in providing a comprehensive education that goes beyond science and mathematics, encompassing languages and art as well. We understand the significance of language skills in today's interconnected world and the value of artistic expression for emotional well-being. Embracing a nondiscriminatory policy, the school ensures that all students, regardless of their background, have access to their diverse and enriching educational programs.


SchoolNova at Stony Brook, Inc. 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, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs and other school-administered programs.

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