About A-S

Community Life + Diversity

Community Life + Diversity

Meet the Community Life + Diversity Team

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CL+D Events

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  • Examples of Past CL+D Event Topics

    Listed below are some of the chat topics held at Allen-Stevenson:

    • Charles Vogl: Belonging
    • How to Raise Boys to Respect Women
    CL+D Introduces Parents to Sex Education for Boys
    • Civility
    • "The Mask You Live In"
    • Socio-economics: Fitting In
    • The ABCs of Diversity in Our Curriculum
    • What White Children Need to Know About Race
    • How to Promote a Culture of Kindness
    • It Takes A Village: Building Parent Networks
    • GLSEN-Creating a Safe Space at Home
    • Ferguson, Staten Island and how we can deepen our 
    understanding when events in the news elicit many different responses
    • Assumptions
    • How to Help Families Cope with Illness
    • Power of Language
    • Are You Sure You Should Say That?
    • Social & Emotional Well Being of Your Son
    • Race and Our Community
    • Share Your Story: Religious Traditions
    • Raising a Generous Child

Affinity Groups

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  • 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.   
  • Faculty & Staff Groups

    GSA: Gender & Sexuality Alliance 
    FSoC: Faculty & Staff of Color 

    WARE: White Anti-Racist Educators
  • Parent Groups

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


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.


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