March 23, 2021
Around Allen-Stevenson
A Message from Head of School David R. Trower h'95
On Wednesday, March 17, Head of School David R. Trower h'95 sent a message to the Allen-Stevenson community about his upcoming retirement. Mr. Trower has served as the leader of A-S for over three decades with a strong commitment to our mission "to educate boys to become scholars and gentlemen." We thank him for everything he has done for our community.

To read the full message, click here.
Celebrating Middle School Head,
Kim Kyte!
Middle School Head Kim Kyte is retiring at the end of this school year. She will be truly missed and we want to say thank you for her 40 years of teaching boys at Allen-Stevenson. We are creating a memory book, incorporating quotes from students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni to help send her off in style with our deep appreciation for all she has done for the A-S community.

If you would like to include a quote or memory in this book, please email your message to by April 26, 2021. Photos
are also welcome and can be sent via
Our students across all grades have continued to excel in Academics, Athletics and the Arts. Take a look below to see what our students have been learning this year!
Lower School
Middle School
Upper School
A few weeks ago, our Kindergarten students celebrated the 100th Day of School. Our kindergarteners honored the day through activities that used sets of 100 objects ranging from footsteps and sit-ups to popsicle sticks.
Our fourth graders have been participating in a Mesopotamia simulation, which incorporates art, history, debate, economics, agriculture, and problem-solving skills. The boys are split into groups of governing bodies to work together to dominate a fertile, vital region in the year 3000 BC.
Eighth graders put their hypotheses to the test during a lab that examined how mass and velocity work together to create momentum. They answered the question 'Who will have the greatest forward momentum while running?'
Alumni News
Alumni Spotlight: Alexander Gellert '14 and Erik Rosenblum '14
The Alumni Office recently spoke with alumni Alexander Gellert '14 and Erik Rosenblum '14 about their unique new social shopping app, Vendefy! Learn about their new business venture and how their partnership stems back to their time at Allen-Stevenson through this link. “Allen-Stevenson makes students keen observers,” said Erik. “Those observational skills are essential when starting a business.”
Cameron Koffman '12, former Democratic Candidate for NY State Assembly, ran an election elective alongside Eighth Grade History Teacher Kim Sklow this trimester. His elective educated our boys on the election process, introducing them to important terms, and taught the boys how to qualify for the ballot and how to raise money to support a campaign.
Alexander Klebanoff '98 is an actor, producer, and guitarist. He recently completed his own film titled The Decipio and founded the Kleb Guitar Experience providing virtual guitar lessons to beginners. If interested in signing up for lessons, click here.
Ethan Gilbert '18 recently created VACs (Vaccine Appointment Crew) for Vax. This group helps schedule COVID-19 vaccinations for those who are qualified in New York. To read more, click here!
Daniel Simmons '18 recently played the viola for his senior recital at Julliard Pre-College. For more information and to view the recital, click here.

We regret to say that Adam Wacht '78 passed away recently. He will be remembered as a funny, carefree, loyal husband, father and friend. You can view his obituary here.

If there is an alumnus, alumni parent or grandparent who you have lost this year and would like to acknowledge in the In Memoriam section of our Lamplighter, please reach out to the Alumni Office at

Please consider a gift to Allen-Stevenson, which supports all areas of the School including financial aid, cutting-edge technology, the library, our athletics, music, and arts programs, and equity and inclusion initiatives.
Find us on Venmo: @allen-stevenson, or