Every Moment Counts

A Stevens education encourages inquiry, critical thinking and collaborative problem solving.

Purposeful learning, every moment of every day, is why Stevens graduates are More Than Ready for success in high school and beyond.

Welcome From the Head

Each year I have the pleasure of watching every one of our 8th grade graduates give a two-minute commencement speech reflecting on their time at Stevens and their growth as individuals. I am always moved by their confidence, integrity, and the impact that Stevens has had in their lives. It also reinforces why I am so passionate about my work.

From the moment you walk through our school doors, you are immediately embraced by the warmth, enthusiasm and collegiality that our community has to offer. From laughing preschool students who are hands-deep in a sandbox exploring artifacts to middle schoolers huddled in the hallway engaged in thoughtful conversation as they explore ways to solve a math problem, a Stevens education reflects curiosity, excitement and engagement toward learning.

Stevens’ approach to learning focuses on providing safe spaces for students to take risks and to be challenged by teachers, peers, and themselves. We work to provide an inclusive and innovative environment where every student is an active and valued participant, every teacher and staff member cares, and where you can count on us to never settle for anything other than excellence. Your child deserves nothing less.

From world languages, math, science and a comprehensive technology program to our value placed on the humanities, arts, athletics and character development, we provide our students every opportunity to cultivate their interests and enjoy the moments that will define them as adults. Our graduates emerge from Stevens as reflective, ethical and impactful community members.

Beyond the classroom, our long-standing history is accompanied by many wonderful traditions that connect us as an intimate community. Our students, families and faculty enjoy an annual egg drop where students create contraptions to help their eggs survive a 50-foot fall. Every year we come together to see who will win the annual staff vs. student basketball game. Our talent show, science expo, math night, sports teams, literacy week and music concerts all enable Stevens students to excel in areas of interest. A warm and boisterous welcome to our new students and faculty highlight the start of each school year with a ‘clap-in’ ceremony. On the last days of school we hold meaningful moving up ceremonies called, "Journey," as well as our 8th grade graduation commencement. These are just a few examples of the traditions and activities that unite our student-body.

I invite you to visit Stevens for an information session, a tour, or one of our many community events to see what makes our school so exceptional. My team and I look forward to welcoming you.

Head of school dancing at graduation

Sergio came to Stevens as Head of School in 2012. He sits on the NJAIS Board of Trustees. Sergio previously worked at Kent Place School where he served as the Director of Studies, overseeing the evaluation of instruction programs, curricular development and innovation. In addition to his Ed.D in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, Sergio received a Master of Science in elementary education from Hunter College. He and his wife, Jennifer, an early childhood instructional coach for Manhattan’s PreK programs, have an 18-year-old daughter, Julia and a 15-year-old son, James.