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Oakwood Friends School, Enlightened Education
Follow the Hudson River 90 miles north of New York City and you will find Oakwood Friends School nestled on a picturesque 60-acre campus in the Hudson Valley, offering both upper-school (grades 9-12) and lower-school (grades 5-8) programs, day and boarding. Founded in 1796, Oakwood remains true to its founding principles that students learn best within a diverse and inclusive community dedicated to collaboration, social responsibility and highest academic standards.
Sara Sandstrom is Oakwood’s Dean of Students and Residential Life. She relates that “after twelve years working professionally in Residence Life at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Smith College, I was pleased four years ago to have moved to the Dean of Students role at Oakwood. This community welcomed my family (including my wife, two children, and menagerie of pets) in a way that I could not have anticipated. I appreciate the total inclusion that my family and I have felt at Oakwood, the visibility of same-sex parents and faculty, and the welcoming environment for our trans and LGBQ students, both boarding and day.”
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
As summer draws to a close, now is the time to sign up for fall classes and private lessons – which start September 12 – at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM). A non-profit community music school, BKCM aims to transform lives and build community through the expressive, educational and therapeutic powers of music. We offer music for students of all ages through our Community Music School, Suzuki program, Music Therapy program and more.
Avenues: The World School
The New York campus of Avenues: The World School is a 15-grade independent school located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, adjacent to the High Line park. Since opening in 2012, Avenues New York has grown its student body from 740 students to more than 1,800 in 2020. Students from our first five graduating classes are studying at many of the finest educational institutions in the world and are well on their way to becoming, in the words of our mission statement, “architects of lives that transcend the ordinary.”
Welcome to Worcester Academy—Your Future Starts Here.
Worcester Academy is inextricably tied to its namesake city; and that’s the way we like it. Every year, we think of new ways to give our students the advantage of our central location, expanding their learning experiences and teaching them the meaning of community engagement and connection.
Dominion Fertility is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community and we work with individuals and couples to achieve their goal of parenthood. Whether you are a lesbian, gay or transgender couple or individual, we offer the full gamut of fertility treatments options to include; egg donors, sperm donors, IUI, IVF, 3rd party coordination (gestational carrier or egg/sperm donor) and fertility preservation to ensure your dream of being a parent is achieved.
Think Excellence Think Inclusion Think Downtown
The École is now welcoming two-year-olds!
The École continues to grow and now offers its unique bilingual program for two-year-olds. In keeping with The École’s desire to remain human-sized, the Pre-Nursery class welcomes a maximum of 12 students. Two teachers—one native English speaker and one native French speaker—teach and supervise the class.
Diversity and Inclusion – The Benefits in Raising Your Children to be Accepting
We live in an increasingly diverse world where our children encounter people of varying races, cultures, and abilities. As parents, teaching our children about diversity and inclusion is paramount as we focus on raising tolerant, accepting, and empathetic children.
How do you guide your child to grow to be a diverse, inclusive, and compassionate individual? Here are three great ways where you, as a parent, can teach your child to have a positive attitude and approach.
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Supportive, safe, fun, and nurturing, The Harker School
The Harker School is a kindergarten-grade 12 private school in Silicon Valley that has earned international recognition for its top academics, quality teachers and student achievements. Founded in 1893 and educating more than 2,000 students, Harker is the largest independent school of its kind in California, serving families of elementary, middle and high school-aged children, with each division on its own San Jose campus. Harker blends strong college-prep academics with rich offerings in STEM, athletics and the arts.
Kindness, respect, honesty, integrity and personal accountability have been in the school’s DNA since its founding. Community service, character development curriculum, and our honor code all encourage, develop and reinforce these important qualities.
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Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey
At Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey (RSCNJ), we go beyond helping infertile couples. We proudly offer LGBTQIA+ family building services. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual individuals and couples who dream of having a family can often do so with our assisted reproductive technologies.
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For Over 30 Years, Family Building Has Been Our Family Business
Cryobio is committed to getting it right when it comes to serving members of the LGBTQ+ community. This past November, we hosted Equitas Health Institute at our main offices in Columbus, Ohio. They delivered a training session to us on providing culturally humble and competent care so we can better serve the community. The knowledge we gained in one afternoon was beyond what we could have imagined. Our goal at Cryobio is and has always been, to provide members of the LGBTQ+ community with a welcoming and safe space during their journey to parenthood. This training provided insight into the harsh realities that many members of the LGBTQ+ community face on their path to becoming parents. The individuals who led our training were incredible and honest sharing their own personal stories, as well as other stories of people who were treated unacceptably by physicians, nurses, lab techs, or receptionists when they walked through the doors of a clinical practice looking for care. The actions and behaviors in these stories were heartbreaking to hear and made us even more determined to make sure we are providing the best care to the LGBTQ+ community.
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