Academics

Learning at Allen-Stevenson

Learning at Allen-Stevenson

At Allen-Stevenson, we design meaningful learning experiences which result in our boys becoming passionate learners and compassionate achievers. We want our boys to be lifelong learners; thus, our curriculum includes inquiry-based instruction and hands-on and project-based learning experiences that promote deeper learning.  
 
Our boys delve into topics in-depth and understand them in a multi-faceted manner. While we still embrace the importance of foundational skills that include reading, writing, math, science, and world language, deeper learning helps us bring learning to the next level in meaningful ways. This approach places boys at the center of their education. When a boy is asked to think critically, solve problems, work collaboratively and communicate effectively, it empowers him to be active in his own learning process. Doing this enables him to incorporate multiple perspectives into his work and translate his knowledge into relatable experiences that take him beyond the classroom. 
 
Allen-Stevenson teachers create learning experiences that are especially designed for and attuned to the learning style and development of boys. Our program is based on the 3 A’s, Academics, Athletics, and the Arts. Boys participate in all three of these domains each day throughout their nine years at Allen-Stevenson. We prepare our boys to venture into the world as well-rounded, world-ready citizens who treat others around them with respect and compassion. 
 
During each boy’s years at Allen-Stevenson, he is encouraged to take appropriate risks and to learn from his successes and mistakes. He senses how to become responsible for his learning and to take ownership of his education. He learns to work with people who may be quite different from him in background, experience and perspective.


Below are examples that show how our teachers are creating learning experiences that prepare our students to venture into the world as well-rounded, world-ready citizens who treat others around them with respect and compassion. 


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