Dear Classical Academy Community,

I am saddened to write this memo regarding the unjust and horrific tragic death of George Floyd. However, I am also encouraged by hope knowing that out of this tragedy, many individuals worldwide have come together to take a stance in solidarity and have become catalysts for eradicating racial injustice.

On behalf of Classical Academy, I along with my staff and the administrative team condemn such hateful acts. I strongly believe in the power of education to open our minds to understanding that every person, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, or race is important and equal in the face of all humanity.

We are not letting this racist act go unnoticed. Instead, our teachers are diligently teaching tolerance by engaging students in meaningful projects and discussion based lessons that promote social justice and peaceful advocacy.

Classical Academy will continue to promote equality by upholding our HIB and equity policies. Moreover, the diverse voices, perspectives, and talents of our Classical Academy students fills me with more hope knowing that these young people, along with our staff and community will join me in continuing to maintain a zero tolerance for bias and will adopt a 100% commitment to promote equality as we stop oppression and replace it with compassion.

Mrs. Giordano