As I See It - June 2017

Dear Alumni,
As I was leaving School last Thursday for the Labor Day weekend, I ran into Señoritas Iturralde, Spielberg, and Lopez, working late on a bulletin board that will invite the boys to use a word bank to complete funny Spanish MadLibs. (The Spanish bulletin boards are the School’s best!) But what were they doing here I wanted to know when everyone was headed to the beach. Teachers, will they never learn? So I tried to finish a sentence that began with Una noche--but alas I couldn’t manage it. We had a laugh and I left them to their work buoyed by their excitement at the start of school. For the first time since coming back from Maine, I, too, began to look forward to the first day of school and a new group of boys, and new ways of looking at American history and Shakespeare’s problematic play, The Merchant of Venice. Every year the question: how to teach what you’ve taught before.
My colleagues are inspiring in their own efforts, and the high pedagogical standard they set keeps me, keeps us all, alert and determined to do what is best for the boys. I used to say, somewhat disingenuously, that I wanted to teach in a school where the teachers were better than I. That is certainly the case today. 
So the School begins its 135th year with 420 boys and a superb faculty of 94 full and part-time teachers. I wanted you to know.
Fortiter et Recte, 
David Kersey h'98
Faculty since 1969

Alumni News

List of 4 news stories.

  • Opening Day

    Excitement filled the air as 420 boys and their families gathered in front of the building and in the Main Hall to begin the first day of school.
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  • Back to 78th Street: Class of 2014

    June 5 marked the return of the Allen-Stevenson Class of 2014 to 78th Street.
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  • New Alumni Breakfast

    The Allen-Stevenson Alumni Council welcomed the newest classes of alumni to the Alumni Association at the New Alumni Breakfast on Wednesday, June 7, preceding the Upper School Closing Exercises.
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  • Alumni Reunion 2017

    Ranging in years from James Burge '17 to Andrew Burger '59, over 150 alumni, spouses, faculty and guests turned up for this year’s Alumni Wine & Dine Reunion Dinner hosted by Louis Rose '86 at 583 Park Avenue, on March 10.
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The A-S alumni community is a diverse network of more than 2,400 scholars and gentlemen.

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 11
All School Picnic
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Park East Meadow

Friday, October 6
Founders Day
Speaker: Alex Gellert '79, P '14, '16, & '18
Tuesday, October 17
Alumni Council Meeting
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday, November 21
Young Alumni Day
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dining Room / Gym

Save the Date!

March 9-10, 2018
Reunion Weekend
If you have questions about any events,
please contact Samantha Koss at or (212) 933-5240.

Remembering William L. Landis Sr.

Alumni Office Contacts

Samantha Koss
Director of Alumni Relations

David Kersey h'98
Alumni Liaison

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