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Our Inclusive Community

Tuxedo Park School is a diverse community of educators and learners. We are an inclusive school that offers a rich multicultural curriculum, explicitly addressing the social identifiers of ability, age, ethnicity, body image, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, race, and religion. Through our curriculum and cultural programs, we are committed to building an educational environment in which every student feels safe. We encourage students to examine human similarities and differences and approach the world with an open mind. We strive to cultivate responsible citizens, who will understand and value their role in the diverse world beyond our school community.

-TPS Diversity Mission Statement 

Resources for the Community

How We Support Our Inclusive Environment 

At Tuxedo Park School, we strive to learn more about the equity, diversity, and community needs of our environment. Through the discovery of foundational research and rich discussion, we are able implement actionable steps that address our community’s needs. TPS is devoted to continuing to create conversations that support individual members while confronting issues that get in the way of building a more inclusive space. TPS stands for building stronger communities for students and adults. In the summer of 2019, Board of Trustee members and faculty committed to creating actionable steps towards building stronger and more equitable communities for students and adults. Martha Haakmat, founder and director of Haakmat Consulting LLC, joined TPS in the fall and led several professional development sessions with faculty, trustee members, and parents throughout the academic year.

Tuxedo Park School firmly believes that all constituent members must be educated in racial literacy and informed about bias to create the most inclusive space possible.  We want to thank the members of the community that have dedicated the time and energy to help uplift and support these efforts. We look forward to continuing to build upon our inclusive environment!

TPS Welcomes Martha Haakmat!

TPS welcomes Martha Haakmat, former Head of School at Brooklyn Heights Montessori School. Martha has been in the education field for over 20 years. She currently is the Executive Director of Haakmat Consulting LLC, and a member of the NYSAIS Board if Trustees. Martha is well trained in engaging communities on a multitude of levels to ensure that equitable practices within the entire institution are met, built upon, and continued. 

To learn more about Martha Haakmat and Haakmat Consulting LLC, please follow the link below...

https://www.haakmatconsulting.com

 

Recent Events

TPS Hosts 1st Social Justice Summit: Combatting Bias 

Tuxedo Park School will be partnering with the Pollyanna Organization to host a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Conference on our campus for 7th-12th grade students, faculty, parents, and school administrators on February 6, 2021.  At this challenging time in our country, this work is imperative. We hope to create meaningful conversations and action plans to support the diverse communities in our independent and public schools.
 
Gaining the perspectives of others is beneficial to move forward with solutions to make a difference within our schools and in the lives of children who are now part of a diverse and global society. We will use this conference to deepen the dialog on these complex issues, involve a broader community in problem solving, and share best practices.
 
Pollyanna’s conference emphasizes their motto “Every Voice Matters” by including all constituent groups. Each participating school will be represented as a "POD" - with individuals who play a role in advancing the diversity, equity, and inclusion discussions in their school. We ask schools to send two members from each group:
  • Students (7th-12th grades)
  • Parents
  • Faculty
  • Administrators
  • Alumni
  • Diversity practitioners
  • Members of the Board of Trustees
  • Head of School
 
The event will take place at Tuxedo Park School on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 8:30am-4:30pm. The morning will begin with breakfast and a keynote speaker (to be announced at a later date). The balance of the morning will be dedicated to breakout discussions by constituency, each individually facilitated. Lunch will be served, and followed by a student presentation. The afternoon workshops will focus on the individual school PODs creating Action Plans for future implementation. The day will end with a wine and cheese reception.
 
Registration is limited to the first 15 schools.  Please note early bird pricing if you register before August 28th. 

 

Register Here

For more information contact the Co-Chairs of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Tyler France- tfrance@tuxedoparkschool.org

Anna Cassidy- acassidy@tuxedoparkschool.org