About A-S

Community Life + Diversity

Community Life + Diversity

Allen-Stevenson promotes diverse perspectives, honest dialogue and mutual respect. This educational process requires constant engagement and considerate thinking. As participants in a vigorous learning environment, all of us are obliged to accept the experiences, dignity and rights of others.
Therefore, faculty and staff, administrators, students past and present, parents and trustees are expected to:
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and respect for the human experiences that exist within the diverse cultures that make up the world in which we live;
  • Incorporate in the life of the School a diversity that may include – but is not limited to – race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, learning style, physical ability, sexual orientation, family structure or socio-economic status; and
  • Acquire the knowledge, sensitivity and skills necessary for participating in cross-cultural interactions and promoting mutual understanding.
Allen-Stevenson’s commitment to an inclusive educational community informs our admissions policies, our hiring practices, our curriculum, and the allocation of our resources.


Parent Chats are for all Allen-Stevenson parents.

2016-17 Chat Topics
• Civility
• Dr. Ali Michael 
• Dads' Chat
• "The Mask You Live In"
• Socio-economics: Fitting In

2015-16 Chat Topics
• Our Mission and Community Statement
• The ABCs of Diversity in Our Curriculum
• Dads' Chat
• What White Children Need to Know About Race
• Socioeconomics
• How to Promote a Culture of Kindness

2014-15 Chat Topics
• It Takes A Village: Building Parent Networks
• GLSEN-Creating a Safe Space at Home
• Dads' Chat
• Ferguson, Staten Island and how we can deepen our
understanding when events in the news elicit many different responses
• Assumptions

2013-14 Chat Topics
• How to Help Families Cope with Illness
• Power of Language
• Are You Sure You Should Say That?
• A-S Code Words
• Dads' Chat

2012-13 Chat Topics
• Social & Emotional Well Being of Your Son
• Race and Our Community
• Dads' Chat
• Share Your Story: Religious Traditions
• Raising a Generous Child

Affinity Groups

BOCAS: Boys of Color at Allen-Stevenson
Weekly meetings for Middle and Upper School Boys

ERGO: Exploring Race, Gender and Origins
Weekly meetings for Middle School Boys

GSA: Gay Straight Alliance
Weekly meetings for Upper School Boys

Families of Color
Asian Families 
GSA: Gay Straight Alliance
Open Community Night 

SFoC: Staff & Faculty of Color 
GSA: Gay Straight Alliance 


List of 3 news stories.

  • Dr. Patricia Jordan Leads Parent Chat on Socio-Economics

    Parents participated in a chat on Socio-Economics at A-S: The Pressures of Fitting In. The chat discussed "How do we help our boys understand differences, especially in a society that links value to wealth?"
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  • Engaging with Empathy en Español

    The Spanish Department created a mini-unit around several social justice themed Super Bowl 51 commercials. The aim of Thursday’s full eighth grade lesson was: "¿Cómo es la vida de alguien que busca otras oportunidades? ¿Como seres humanos, es nuestra responsabilidad ayudar?/What is life like for someone who looks for other opportunities? As human beings, is it our responsibility to help?"
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  • Celebrating Black History Month

    Black History Month was celebrated at Wednesday Morning Meeting through inspirational presentations, readings and music. The meeting opened with a welcome from Zac Omar '18 and a trumpet solo from Jaden Yablon '19, who played a ragtime piece, "The Easy Winners," by Scott Joplin, an early African American composer.
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Community Life + Diversity Team

Lorenzo Bellard

Devin LaSane

Liz Storch

Jennifer Vermont-Davis
Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.