Wellness

Our Wellness Center is the hub for equipping our students with the knowledge and skills they need to lead more healthful lives by choosing nutritious diets and being physically active for life. The Wellness Program considers the health and well-being of the whole child – the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual dimensions.

Upper School students participate in a dynamic program of strength training, nutrition, and speed, agility, and quickness training. The boys are introduced to the misconceptions and facts about strength training. The importance of safety and proper technique is paramount to the success of the program.

A typical week in the Wellness Program includes strength training with free weights, life fitness strength machines, TRX bands, agility ladders and hurdles, bio-mechanics of sprinting and running, and discussions on subjects such as minerals, vitamins, proteins or fats.
 
In addition, every eighth grade boy spends one third of the year examining issues around bias and the many prejudices we hold as people. We discuss stereotyping, and a variety of "isms." Each term the class may differ in its focus and often uses current events as a catalyst for discussion and self-examination. For example, one term the focus was mainly on the topic of race and privilege, and recent events in the news were used as a starting point. The class is very interactive and provides an environment where the boys can ask questions and examine their own beliefs.


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