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
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...
TPS Hosts 1st Social Justice Summit: Combatting Bias
- Students (7th-12th grades)
- Diversity practitioners
- Members of the Board of Trustees
- Head of School
For more information contact the Co-Chairs of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
Tyler France- firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Cassidy- email@example.com