The Allen-Stevenson School Separates Students Into Affinity Groups and Utilizes Pollyanna Racial Literacy Curriculum In Class


The Allen-Stevenson School is a private K-8 school for boys. As part of the school’s Community Life + Diversity program, they offer various race based affinity groups for the students to separate themselves into: BOCAS for boys of color and WISE for White identifying students

The school also has multiple faculty and staff groups separated between staff of color and white “antiracist” educators:

The school’s Community Life + Diversity page also includes links for Social Justice and Racial Equity readings including works by Ibram X Kendi:

In an interview with the school’s chair of Diversity Jennifer Vermont-Davis, back in February of 2021, Vermont-Davis describes how the school is incorporating Pollyanna Racial Literacy programs in the school curriculum: