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.

Events

Parent Chats are for all Allen-Stevenson parents.

2017-18
• Social & Emotional Well-Being of Your Son
• Dad's Chat
Charles Vogl: Belonging
• How to Raise Boys to Respect Women

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

Students
BOCAS: Boys of Color at Allen-Stevenson
Weekly meetings for Middle and Upper School Boys

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

GSA: Gay Straight Alliance
Biweekly meetings for Upper School Boys

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

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

News

List of 4 news stories.

  • BOCAS Boys Pay Tribute to Black Lives in Honor of Black History Month

    A celebration of Black History Month took place at the Friday Morning Meeting for Middle School and Upper School boys on February 9. Emcee George Lucas '18 did a wonderful job introducing and thanking speakers throughout the meeting, which incorporated a mixture of music, poems, research and impactful facts, all moving tributes to the lives of Black people and their history.
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  • Fourth Grade Building Empathy for Others in Social Studies

    Fourth graders have been studying American Indians, with an aim to having the boys see what life might have been like as an indigenous person, as well as having them consider the impact that others can have on a person’s life.
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  • Allen-Stevenson Grows and Educates Allies

    Ally Week kicked off with a Lower School Assembly on Friday, January 19, at which the Third Grade Ally Week ambassadors explained what an ally is, who some famous allies are and how A-S boys can be allies. (See attached video.) The Lower School classrooms spent time during their morning meetings all week discussing scenarios in which an ally is needed and how one can be an ally. (Click here for a sample scenario.) Homerooms read books about gender identity and different family structures as part of the conversation.
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  • Rodney Lopez Leads PA Conversation on How to Raise Boys to Respect Women

    Off the back of conversations arising from stories women are bringing public in the media, the PA CL+D Committee decided to organize a chat on the topic of "How to Raise Boys to Respect Women." Facilitator Rodney Lopez, who teaches respect to mostly young people through the practice of social dance with his organization Dancing Classrooms, led a discussion with a large group of parents and some faculty and staff around how to encourage respect.
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Archive

Team

Community Life + Diversity Team

Lorenzo Bellard
212-933-5226

Devin LaSane
212-606-0899

Liz Storch
646-723-6290

Jennifer Vermont-Davis
212-933-5211


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