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Equity and Justice

Topeka Collegiate is a welcoming and inclusive community that cultivates academic excellence, sound character and enthusiastic collaboration to prepare our students for life-long learning, service and global citizenship.  We provide educational enrichment through listening, discussion and positive exchange of ideas.

Click HERE to see what our students are reading in the TCS classrooms to celebrate diversity.

Topeka Collegiate includes in its curriculum activities such as Heifer International’s Global Village to teach our students about diverse socio-economic areas and to actively experience life from a diverse perspective.  TCS students also gain an understanding of the experiences of others through a school-wide commitment to community service. From our youngest children in Junior Pre-Kindergarten to middle school students, our children are actively engaged in supporting their community. Through this creative, respectful and joyful interchange, we gain a better understanding of the world and ourselves.

Members of our school families represent the broad diversity - geographic, socioeconomic, racial and religious, of our city:

39% represent diversity of race, country of origin and culture
39% receive financial aid
51% are male
49% are female
 

Our school families also represent many religious traditions including Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist. 

There is a Board Equity and Justice Committee to help guide TCS in moving forward with diversity and inclusivity throughout the educational experience. If you are interested in learning more about this committee, please contact its chairman, Trustee Laura Stephenson by calling the school at 785.228-0490.

WEBLINKS FOR LEARNING ABOUT AND CELEBRATING DIVERSITY:

Barnes and Noble Recommended Children's Books

NAIS Diversity and Inclusion 

NAIS Principes of Good Practice - Equity and Justice

Interested in more great books exploring equity and diversity? Click HERE to explore Goodread recommended titles.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT    We believe that educators and all community members benefit from frequent professional development in the area of equity, justice, and diversity. To learn more about this topic, click HERE to visit the Teaching Tolerance website for suggestions, conversations, and support.

 

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"As parents of diverse children, we value diversity and want early exposure to diversity."

- Parent