About A-S

Community Life + Diversity

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

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

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

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.

  • Cultural Competence Conference: A Recap

    On November 26, for Professional Development Day, Allen-Stevenson faculty and staff participated in conversations & workshops at a Cultural Competence Conference, organized by the School’s own Community Life + Diversity team. The team consisted of Science Teacher Jennifer Vermont-Davis, Admissions Associate Devin LaSane, Fourth Grade Teacher Lorenzo Bellard and Upper School Librarian Liz Storch, all of whom are also Co-Directors of Community Life + Diversity.
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  • Celebrating Diwali in the Lower School

    On November 7, KHP and 1J, taught by Alice Heminway and Sophy Joseph respectively, hosted Diwali celebrations, with the help of Allen-Stevenson parents.
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  • Diversity Celebrated and Connections Made Over Dinner

    On Friday, October 26, the Parents Association along with the Community Life + Diversity Committee hosted a dinner for Asian/South Asian families at Allen-Stevenson.
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  • Community Dinner Provides Chance to Grow Deeper Bonds

    On Friday evening, May 18, the Community Life + Diversity Committee hosted its final event of the year. This Community Dinner was a celebration and a fitting end to a dynamic year of interesting chats and amazing speakers.
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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.