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Art is an integral part of an Allen-Stevenson student’s education, and a hands-on experience of discovery and joy. All of the art teachers are professional exhibiting artists and bring their expertise and passion for art to the classroom. They nurture the individual abilities and ideas of the students, while imparting a love for art making.

The art processes we teach are contemporary, integrating engineering with a strong sense of design, paired with a deliberate balance and respect for traditional methods. There is strong emphasis placed on independent thinking and problem solving through play, inquiry, and experimentation. We interweave cross-curricular themes and SEL to compliment the work that they are doing in their classrooms. Art classes across the grades introduce the boys to a multiplicity of media, methods, skills, concepts and processes that they will develop throughout their years at Allen-Stevenson.
The Allen-Stevenson Art Department puts emphasis on building student agency and resilience through collaborative skill building and emotional literacy. As professional artists themselves, the teachers are well versed in the contemporary art scene and through this introduce a diverse community of artists to students. ~ Tara Parsons, Art Department Head

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