The Brearley School condemns in the strongest possible terms all anti-Black racism. We acknowledge that we have not lived up to our own standard, and we deeply apologize.
Black Lives Matter.


We greatly respect and appreciate the courage and candor of our Black alumnae and students who are sharing their own painful experiences of anti-Black racism at Brearley. These accounts reflect deep hurt and are searing in their honesty. The behavior they have described is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated in any part of our community.

The Brearley School commits to becoming a place where Black students know that their identity and their lives are valued, respected and protected because they see evidence of this every day in our culture, our curriculum and our behavior. We are committed to becoming a community where all students and adults stand up for any injustice they see against a Black student.  We must strive daily to make Brearley an anti-racist community.

We understand that building an equitable and inclusive school culture requires active introspection, self-awareness and the determination to make conscious and consistent equitable choices on a daily basis. Conversations about concrete steps to move forward are underway and will continue through the summeran update will be coming soon to our school community. We expect every member of our community to engage in this essential work to pursue meaningful change through deliberate and measurable actions. 


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  • The Brearley School condemns in the strongest possible terms all anti-Black racism. We acknowledge that we have not lived up to our own standard, and we deeply apologize. Black Lives Matter.

    We greatly respect and appreciate the courage and candor of our Black alumnae and students who are sharing their own painful experiences of anti-Black racism at Brearley. These accounts reflect deep hurt and are searing in their honesty.  The behavior they have described is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated in any part of our community.

    The Brearley School commits to becoming a place where Black students feel seen and valued and where all students and adults stand up for an injustice they see against a Black student. We will not place this burden of change on our Black students. Those of us who do not identify as Black must assume this responsibility, and we must strive daily to make Brearley an anti-racist community.

    We understand that building an equitable and inclusive school culture requires active introspection, self-awareness and the determination to make conscious and consistent equitable choices on a daily basis. Conversations about concrete steps to move forward are under way and will continue through the summer with regular updates to our school community.We expect every member of our community to engage in this essential work to pursue meaningful change through deliberate and measurable actions. 
  • Brearley Announces New Head of Upper School Student Life


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