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.

2018-19 Chat Topics

2017-18 Chat Topics
• Social & Emotional Well-Being of Your Son
• Dad's Chat
Charles Vogl: Belonging
• How to Raise Boys to Respect Women
CL+D Introduces Parents to Sex Education for Boys

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 Lower, Middle and Upper School Boys

The purpose of this group is for Lower School boys to build connections with one another while providing each boy an opportunity to develop his voice. Boys engage in team-building activities and book-based discussions about identity and at the end of each session, the facilitators report highlights from the week's discussion as well as topics for the following week, so that parents may continue those conversations at home. This group meets once a week. 
This group was created to give Middle and Upper School students of color an opportunity to explore, with each other, experiences related to being a student of color at Allen-Stevenson. The goal of BOCAS is to provide a forum for boys of color to better understand and bridge the potential divides between the various worlds in which some of them live. This group meets once a week.  

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

ERGO is a place where students come to explore issues of race, gender and origin (family culture, values, traditions). This group meets once a week in both the Middle and Upper School.  

GSA: Gender & Sexuality Alliance
Biweekly meetings for Upper School Boys

GSA is a student-run group that brings together LGBTQ+ and straight students to support each other and build community. It is a forum to exchange ideas, help raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues, and gain more visibility at A-S. The alliance will also function as a support group and provide a sense of community and confidentiality to students who are grappling with their identity as gay or questioning.   

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

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


List of 4 news stories.

  • Community Assembles Over 25,000 Meals for Rise Against Hunger

    On Sunday, March 3, the Fathers of Allen-Stevenson Boys (FASB) brought Rise Against Hunger (RAH) to Allen-Stevenson for the 4th year in a row to host a meal service event for the students and their families. Raising in excess of $8,500 to purchase the ingredients to assemble meals, a record number of 110 Allen-Stevenson students, siblings and parents worked elbow to elbow to assemble more than 25,000 meals. This inclusive event highlighted the many attributes of an Allen-Stevenson student -- thoughtfulness, generosity, goodness, determination and enthusiasm at all times.
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  • Families Transported Around the World at International Festival

    The International Festival transformed the School into a miniature United Nations of Allen-Stevenson, transporting families to countries all over the world on February 23.
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  • Friday Morning Meeting Recognizes Black History Month

    Black History Month was celebrated by Middle and Upper School boys at Friday Morning Meeting on February 22 with singing and the sharing of interesting facts related to black history.
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  • Helping Boys of Color Craft Their Own Version of Success: One Boy at a Time

    On January 11, Allen-Stevenson alumni, staff, and current students of color gathered together for a reception in our newly remodeled Assembly Hall, orchestrated by the Boys of Color at Allen-Stevenson (BOCAS) Affinity Group. The reception was a chance for current Allen-Stevenson boys of color to mix and mingle with alumni of color in a casual environment. Graduates from as recent as last year, and as long ago as twenty-five years, came to support Allen-Stevenson and meet the next generation of leaders.
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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.