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.

• Social & Emotional Well-Being of Your Son
• Dad's Chat
Charles Vogl: Belonging

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 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

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

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


List of 3 news stories.

  • Author Charles Vogl Speaks About Importance of Meaningful Communities

    The PA CL+D Committee hosted an inspirational chat on November 8 with award-winning author Charles H. Vogl, who spoke about how we might create and foster the meaningful communities we all need – communities that are strong, fervent and kind.
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  • CL+D Dad’s Chat: Role Models

    On Friday, October 20, CL+D hosted a Dad’s Chat titled: Gentleman Raising Gentlemen - Being Role Models for Our Sons. We were joined by mindful instructors Beth Gallos* and Jeff Loehr** who led our discussion.
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  • Alex Gellert ’79 Speaks About Importance of Empathy on Founders Day

    Founders Day on Friday, October 6, was a celebration of the School’s 135th birthday. Beginning with an assembly opened by Headmaster David Trower, the boys were shown Mr. Allen’s original desk from the School’s first year, when the enrollment was only three. "With 421 boys here today," Mr. Trower said, "Founders Day gives us the chance to think about what the School has been and how it has grown and changed."

    Having an alumnus speak at Founders Day is a School tradition, and this year Allen-Stevenson was fortunate to have Alex Gellert ’79 share his Allen-Stevenson stories with faculty, staff and the boys. He pointed out that "Mr. Kersey is the only remaining teacher at A-S who was here when I attended the School." Mr. Gellert asked everyone to give Mr. Kersey a round of applause for nearly 50 years of teaching!
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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.