Black History Month coincided with the Stevens curriculum across grade levels and subject areas this February, as students studied Black leaders who fought injustice, made historic contributions to the arts and sciences, and continue to influence us today.
One of the basic ideas behind social-emotional learning at Stevens is this: Students learn best when they have the emotional resilience needed to embrace new challenges. In our Lower School, students are building learning habits that will come in handy for a lifetime.
For more than 20 years, Stevens 8th graders have marked their final years at school with an annual overnight trip to Washington D.C. This year, they added a stop in Baltimore, Maryland, where they engaged with the historical and contemporary experiences of Baltimore's African-American community
On Monday, Oct. 24, school closed for the first time in Stevens history in observance of Diwali, a major festival of lights in the Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Buddhist faiths that originated on the Indian subcontinent more than 1,000 years ago.