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A Message from the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

It is nothing short of honorable to have the responsibility of educating the future leaders of our society. It is a charge that must be approached with the utmost intentionality. To that end, RPCS is dedicated to embracing the diversity among us, seeking further opportunities to diversify across forms of identity, and preparing our students to go into the world with the intention of serving as change agents. We are intentional in reminding our students that they are responsible for standing up for what is right and initiating dialogue across differences, remaining true to their own identities all the while. We find every opportunity to educate them on how vital it is to see the world through the eyes of someone who experiences it differently, as we cannot truly exist in this world as leaders without considering the perspectives of those who are often marginalized. At RPCS, we educate leaders by reminding them that pursuing diversity is their responsibility. Every day is a new opportunity to spark change.

Akailah McIntyre

Akailah McIntyre

Titles: Director of Diversity and Inclusion / US English
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Branches and Leaves

Roland Park Country School welcomes, celebrates, and embraces differences from the very youngest of ages. As such, our ‘Branches and Leaves’ program seeks to affirm the brilliance, power and strength of our students who may not always be in the majority. In order to do so, we have affinity groups that we refer to as ‘Branches and Leaves’. The name comes from an ode to our centennial song… “We are many, we are one. Many branches, many leaves.” The groups that we offer for K-5 students are:

  • Branches and Leaves for Brown Girls
  • Branches and Leaves for Jewish Girls
  • Branches and Leaves for Girls with Separated Parents.

Groups have adult sponsors and meet once every two weeks.

Middle School Clubs: 

Diversity clubs in the middle school meet once every two weeks during lunch. We offer the following:

  • Diversity Club
  • Jewish Heritage Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance

Students are always welcome to propose and form new club offerings.

Upper School Clubs and Organizations Diversity clubs and organizations in the Upper School meet once every one or two weeks during designated club time. We offer the following:

  • Student Diversity Association
  • Asian Students Alliance
  • Black Student Union
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance
  • Jewish Heritage Club
  • Hispanic Culture Club
  • FOCUS
  • White Students Confronting Racism

Students are always welcome to propose and form new club offerings.

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