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The social justice curriculum at Park Day is integrated into everything we teach, and is designed to help students thrive in a diverse society, while honoring the ways in which we are alike and different. The critical thinking needed to intentionally take stock of the world around us, and to find ways to help make it better, is a key part of what students learn at Park Day.
From our youngest Kindergartners to our 8th graders, we teach students the art of perspective taking. Within a hands-on, child-centered, progressive framework, students learn to share ideas openly and with growing cultural competency. This furthers the ability to learn from mistakes, identify privilege, explore inequity, and face challenging conversations. Students are taught to recognize and acknowledge biases that exist in society and to develop and articulate their own values.
Park Day School is committed to social justice in our teaching practice, and throughout school life. We uphold the standard that our entire community is part of this work. We embrace diverse perspectives and pledge to continuously assess who we are and how we interact with one another to empower our own agency for positive change.
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Social Justice Statement
Gender Justice Brochure