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Music Soars at Stevenson

Music, the saying goes, is a universal language. At Stevenson, it’s also an exuberant social and emotional outlet. Stevenson’s Rock Band is, and has been, heralded for its thrill, warmth, fun, and musicianship. Now, another innovative musical program comes to our campus through the year. “Musical Interludes,” launched in the fall, is taking Stevenson forward

Student Organizations at Stevenson

Many paths exist in student life at Stevenson.  We closely followed three prominent organizations to see how they serve as a platform for student engagement and social-emotional connections.  Here’s our inside look. Early in the winter, Student Council met with Head of School Chris Ongaro to explore a one-day, student-run alternate schedule that explored broad

Winter Break Send-off

This is a slideshow showing our community right before winter break.

Thanksgiving 2018 at Stevenson

Camaraderie, thankfulness and food marked the month of November at Stevenson… Tuesday, November 20th students and faculty enjoyed a catered meal together, as is school tradition. Members of the administration and staff served chicken, rice, french fries, and vegetables, so students wouldn’t tire of turkey and mashed potatoes. Students were responsible for bringing in desserts.

Halloween 2018 at Stevenson

Spirits were high at Stevenson on Halloween. Students and faculty alike embraced the holiday, with costumes ranging from a hot dog to Sherlock Holmes to five faculty and staff members dressing up as members of the women’s baseball team The Rockford Peaches from the film A League of Their Own. The holiday gave various members

Art Manifest at Stevenson

From April 25th-27th, Stevenson continued its annual tradition of hosting Art Manifest. The three-day festival, celebrating artistic innovation and creativity through a series of hands-on workshops, culminated with a performance by the Stevenson Rock Band. “Art Manifest is a time when professional artists become a personal reality for all students and staff,” Stevenson Associate Head

Mira Krishnan Meets with Stevenson Students, Faculty and Parents in a Day Dedicated to Diversity

Mira Krishnan visited Stevenson as part of a Day of Diversity discussion on Tuesday, January 30th. Mira, a social entrepreneur and feminist activist, seized and held attention in a packed lobby filled with students and teachers before having lunch with the GSX club, walking faculty through a mid-afternoon workshop, and meeting with parents for a

Cassatt String Quartet Visits Stevenson

Stevenson’s commitment to cultural enrichment and fun were again on display on December 12th, when the nationally-renowned Cassatt String Quartet gave a lunchtime concert in the school lobby. Casual and informal, warm and chatty with our students, the quartet that the New York Times calls, “The excellent Cassatt String Quartet” played whimsical, colorful gypsy music.

Stevenson Students Volunteer for POTS

The Stevenson Community Service Group (Jake, Casey, Lili, Chris, Mia, Jaron, Hailey, and Jessica) volunteered to serve lunch in the Part of the Solution (POTS) Community Dining Room in November. POTS is a non-profit organization in the Bronx that believes that every person should have access to the essentials of life and the support necessary

Performing Arts Field Trips to See Chris Gethard

In early November, Stevenson’s Performing Arts teacher Jackie Silvestri brought her improv class, Nick, Will, Aidan, James, and Violet, to The Chris Gethard Show on TruTV. The show markets itself as, “the weirdest and often saddest show on television.” The show was live and full of shenanigans, including, but not limited to, a wise half-man/half-fish,