Critical Race Training in Education

Hopkins School

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Mailing Address
96 Knollwood Drive
New Haven, Connecticut 06515
Phone
(203) 397-1001
Email address
pmckenna@hopkins.edu
School Information
"Hopkins School, the 3rd oldest independent school in the country, has a distinguished history that spans more than 360 years. Hopkins is an independent, gender-inclusive, college-preparatory day school for grades 7-12. Located on a 108-acre campus overlooking New Haven, the School takes pride in its distinguished faculty and dedicated staff. Students who need and love a challenge flourish at Hopkins. We are a hub of intellectual curiosity where families, students and invested educators work together in our collective pursuit of excellence" (Source: https://www.hopkins.edu/about-us). Hopkins has a total enrollment of 715. The faculty totals 138 and the student to faculty ratio is 5 to 1. Hopkins offers 199 courses.
General Information
Hopkins has held numerous events incorporating anti-racism and DEI. Hopkins has also created a strategic plan which involves faculty and staff reading requirements. In addition, Hopkins asked all students, faculty, and staff to watch a movie exploring racism. Hopkins is working to implement DEI and anti-racist concepts into its curriculum, and currently offers a course which explicitly explores Critical Race Theory. At this time, no mandatory Critical Race Training is yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Activity

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Hopkins states that, "We will re-examine our curriculum to incorporate a social justice lens, de-center Anglo-European voices, and elevate all voices. This will also include a race and representation audit in our English and History Departments. Additionally, we will create a new interdisciplinary course on social justice."

  • Faculty/Staff Requirements

    Hopkins will implement "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training for hiring committees."

  • Faculty/Staff Requirements

    Hopkins will provide cultural competency and culturally responsive teaching practices training to all administrators, faculty, staff, and coaches.

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Hopkins states, "Through our Office of Equity and Community, we will design and launch educational and community-based workshops for current Hopkins parents, which will focus on race, identity, and diversity."

  • Symbolic Actions

    All students, faculty, and staff watched the movie, "I'm Not Racist, Am I?" This was part of Hopkins' Conversations on Race Program which began in 2015.

  • Resources

    The Conversations on Race Program offers a few resources discussing race and cultural competency.

  • Symbolic Actions

    On August 1, 2020, Hopkins released a statement on Facebook stating, "Through our Office of Diversity and Equity, we will design and launch educational and community-based workshops for current Hopkins parents, which will focus on race, identity, and diversity." This post was also featured on its Instagram account.

  • Symbolic Actions

    On July 9, 2020, Hopkins released a statement on Facebook saying, "In our roles as President of the Committee of Trustees and the Head of School, we hold ourselves accountable for creating an inclusive and anti-racist culture at Hopkins. Over the past month, we, along with our colleagues, have been actively listening to and learning from our Black students and alumni. From impassioned letters and petitions, to candid conversations, to the poignant stories we continue to read via the Black@Hopkins Instagram account, we truly appreciate the honesty and strength of our students and alumni." This post was also featured on its Instagram account.

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 11, 2020, Hopkins highlighted the commencement speech on Facebook with a sentiment "acknowledging the pain of racial injustice." This post was also featured on its Instagram account.

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 3, 2020, Hopkins released a letter on Facebook responding to the death of George Floyd. This post was also featured on its Instagram account.

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 25, 2020, Hopkins announced on Instagram that it would hold "a series of Media Based Conversations focusing on Understanding and Addressing Racial Injustices in America."

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 2, 2020, Hopkins announced on Instagram, "We, at Hopkins, stand united against bias, hate and violence. We refuse to remain silent when Black people are criminalized and killed."

Critical Race Training Courses Offered

Last updated November 9th, 2021