Manhattan's Only Therapeutic College Prep Independent School

Who We Serve



Is Stevenson the right school for your adolescent?

Stevenson serves bright adolescents who have been unable to negotiate the academic, social and emotional pressures of the typical school environment. Our students are intelligent, social, resourceful, and creative. Many have come from prestigious, competitive independent and public schools where they have demonstrated significant achievement in areas of particular interest.

At the same time, they may have shut down, refusing to work or sometimes even to attend school. Some have sought to escape their struggles in other behaviors that put them at risk. Their difficulties at school may also have impacted their lives outside of school.

Students at Stevenson may be struggling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) adjustment problems, anxiety, depression, or difficulties with peers. They may also have learning issues.

Students are often referred to Stevenson by guidance counselors, psychologists and other mental health professionals, as well as parents and alumni.

Our specially designed program and integrated support systems teach students to trust themselves and others, gain confidence and self-esteem, and meet the challenges of college and everyday life.

To succeed at Stevenson, a prospective student should have the skills needed for college prep academic work. They should also be in a period of emotional stability so that they can make best use of Stevenson’s program.

Stevenson has one of the more diverse student bodies in the NYC independent system. Our community typically includes individuals of different races, cultural backgrounds, socio-economic conditions, gender identities and LGBTQ students. We prize our accepting school culture and believe it makes a meaningful difference in broadening our community’s perspective.

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