The Brearley School, a nearly $50,000 a year prestigious private girls’ school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York, announced Monday that every applicant who considers themselves female are now welcome to apply and current students who no longer identify as female will be allowed to remain. The school insists in a statement on gender diversity that it will remain a school for girls.
“We recognize that the changing gender landscape poses questions faced by all girls’ schools. Brearley reaffirms its mission as a leader in girls’ education, and going forward will consider all applicants who identify as girls. In the instance that a current Brearley student no longer identifies as a girl, the school is committed to supporting the child and the family as appropriate to navigate the challenges inherent in being a transgender student in a girls’ school,” the school, founded in 1884, said. READ MORE