The Center for the Study of Boys

was established by St. Christopher’s School in 2014, reflecting St. Christopher’s commitment to being a global leader in educating boys.


To be a global thought leader in best practices for educating boys, serving as a resource for educators and parents seeking expertise in raising boys.


Reflecting St. Christopher's commitment to being a global leader in educating boys, The Center for the Study of Boys is dedicated to promoting best practices in engaging and teaching boys through research, professional development, and programming.

Core Values

  • We respect, understand, and value the complexity and uniqueness of boys.
  • We provide opportunities for educators, parents, and the boys themselves to understand and reflect on their own journeys to manhood and to learn from the journeys of others.
  • We seek to understand the experiences of boys first and foremost through the boys’ voices and we honor the boys’ contributions to the work of the center.
  • We value partnerships with educators from around the world, knowing through this work we will expand the understanding of issues facing boys.

Kim Hudson

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  • Director of the Center for the Study of Boys

    Kim Hudson joined St. Christopher’s in 2006 as an Upper School Academic Resource teacher.  She was named Director of the Center for The Study of Boys when the center launched in 2014.
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Laura Sabo

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  • Academic Research Coordinator

    Laura Sabo joined St. Christopher’s in 2010 as a Lower School Instructional Technologist. In 2014 she became one of our Lower School librarians.
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Derek Porter

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  • CSB Coordinator of Research

    The hallmark of Derek's career has been empowering students to become responsible global citizens who think critically.
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Jen O'Ferrall

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  • CSB Coordinator of Parent Programming

    Jen O’Ferrall joined St. Christopher’s as a fourth grade teacher in the Lower School in 2008. She joined the Lower School’s Academic Resource Team in 2014 and is currently the division’s Director of Student Life. 
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