“Sometimes navigating the trials of young adulthood takes a little extra help and guidance, and that is exactly why Stevenson is such an important place for many young people.”
- A.W., Stevenson Alumnus
At Stevenson, I never felt like I was just another face in the crowd - the faculty took a personal interest in finding out who I was, what I was interested in and what I needed to succeed. Their care and attention was invaluable, and the discoveries, skills and confidence I took away from the experience continue to shape my life. I have since graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University, with top honors.
- A.P., Stevenson Alumna
"At Robert Louis Stevenson, the teachers are incredible, hailing from all different backgrounds and bringing incredible insight and life into the classroom, engaging students and really making a difference. It is a life changing institution that combines small class size (an average of eight) with well trained teachers who are prepared to help with any issue that might arise for a student. It is a great place filled with amazing people who do more for the students than most other small private schools in the city."
- Stevenson Alumnus
“I have never fit into any particular mold and as a kid often felt like the proverbial square peg. At Stevenson I was given the flexibility and support that I needed to find my way. For the first time I felt that being a square peg was not a terrible thing, and that experience gave me confidence to flourish.”
- L.D., Stevenson Alumna
“Before Stevenson, I wasn’t engaged at all in school. Once I got to Stevenson it was all about the teachers and students communicating. The classes were small and intimate. Stevenson encouraged my creativity. When I graduated, I went into acting, but I also wanted to have a nest egg. My sister and I collaborated and opened Alice’s Teacup. We’ve opened a third location in Manhattan. It’s unbelievable – like in a dream. They allowed me to do things at Stevenson that inspired me for the future.”
- L.F., Stevenson Alumna
“I arrived at Stevenson after dropping out of school. I was headed in a negative direction and my damaged sense of worth made it hard for me to turn myself around. Stevenson allowed me to attain small successes that built. The faculty believed in me when I could not believe in myself- making me feel valued, competent, and capable. I went on to obtain a doctorate in psychology.”
- J.Y., Stevenson Alumnus