COMMENT: My daughter has been schooling at the SGMS for about 1 semester now (in sixth grade). Our family and friends are supportive of the LGBTQ+ community, but I also understand that many children of that age make fun of other’s sexuality. Is this school considered a safe place for members of this community?
RESPONSE: The Middle School has been named a “No Place for Hate” schools for two years in a row by the NY Anti-Defamation League – /s-g-middle-school-is-a-no-place-for-hate-school-again/
In addition, there is an active Pride Club for students who are straight, gay, transgender, and supportive. The guidance counselors at the Middle School are very supportive of student choices and quickly investigate any issues, including those on social media. We have had students and their parents tell us over the years that they felt the schools were very receptive to their choices.