Critical Race Training in Education

Collegiate School

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Mailing Address
301 Freedom Place South
New York, New York 10069
Phone
(212) 812-8500
School Information
"Collegiate is divided into Lower School (Kindergarten-Grade 4), Middle School (Grades 5-8), and Upper School (Grades 9-12). Each division has its own administrative head and core faculty. Many faculty members teach in more than one division of the school. The students and faculty enjoy the advantages of a small-school environment while benefiting from the stimulation a college preparatory school can provide. The atmosphere at Collegiate is shaped by the close interaction of the student body and a sense of community within the school." The school enrolls 650 students, employs 108 faculty, and offers 150 courses at the Upper School level. (Source: https://www.collegiateschool.org/about-us) (Source: https://www.collegiateschool.org/upper-school-course-guide)
General Information
Though the Collegiate School has re-published an open-letter (which includes demands for the "creation of a Student Academic Committee that will work with teachers to ensure a deeper and more inclusive curriculum" and the enactment of "specific consequences for the (repeated) use of intolerant language/actions" on its website, it is unclear at this time whether or not the school has implemented anti-racism initiatives.

Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    One school official has become the "Assistant Head of School for Institutional Equity and Belonging."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school has an "Equity and Justice Committee" and "Faculty Affinity Groups."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school republished an "An Open Letter to the Collegiate Community " on its site, which included demands for "the administration to create and enact specific consequences for the (repeated) use of intolerant language/actions," the "creation of a Student Academic Committee that will work with teachers to ensure a deeper and more inclusive curriculum," and time for "conversations about race, gender and sexuality."

  • Symbolic Actions

    On August 31, 2021, Collegiate took to Facebook and stated, “The recently shooting of Jacob Blake demonstrates our country’s continued struggle to become a genuinely anti-racist society.” This post was also featured on its Instagram account.

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 16, 2020, Collegiate announced the creation of two new Instagram accounts for inclusivity on Facebook, stating, “we are committed to making Collegiate a more inclusive an dequitable community where racism and other forms of discrimination have no place.” This post was also featured on its Instagram account.

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 10, 2020, Collegiate released a statement responding to the death of George Floyd on Facebook, stating, “We see the moment as a point of inflection for our nation and for our school, a moment when Collegiate must take additional steps that will lead to necessary and lasting change.” This post was also featured on its Instagram account.

  • Symbolic Actions

    Collegiate released a statement on Facebook on June 4, 2020, stating, “We must acknowledge the pain institutional and structural racism causes as we look to elevate the human experience for people of color in this country.” This post was also featured on its Instagram account.

Last updated October 6th, 2021