Allen-Stevenson’s program is designed just for boys, allowing our students to feel confident exploring their full selves, whether in academics, athletics or the arts. Our teachers know that boys experience optimal learning when they are engaged intellectually, spatially, and collaboratively in the classroom. Teachers are adept at adjusting the rhythm of a lesson, and do so by incorporating direct instruction with hands-on discovery such as STEAM and project-based activities, all which encourage deeper learning.
Boys thrive when a trusting connection is established between student and teacher. Faculty at Allen-Stevenson have chosen to work with boys and understand their need to be nurtured and seen as individuals, thus fostering a sense of belonging. Through their dedication to understanding each boy’s strengths, areas of growth, and interests, our teachers help our boys become passionate learners.
At Allen-Stevenson, we have always supported our students’ social-emotional growth. Whether through sports, chorus, orchestra, theatre, or in the classroom, cooperative and collaborative learning helps our boys become more self-aware, and develop empathy, kindness, and compassion within and beyond the classroom. During these critical K-8 years in a boy’s development, our students learn that there are many pathways to becoming good men. That knowledge extends beyond our school walls into our greater community through hands-on service learning.
Free of the social pressures of co-ed schools, boys are able to bond and create meaningful, enduring friendships with one another. Allen-Stevenson’s curriculum is designed to offer experiences for collaboration and teamwork, affording students the time and opportunity to share thoughts, ideas, and feelings while developing close relationships with peers.