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Celebrating Year of the Dragon

Chappaqua Central School District is committed to fostering inclusive, emotionally supportive, and identity-affirming learning environments for all students.

Our District embraces and celebrates the rich tapestry of cultural backgrounds represented within our student body. We acknowledge the significance of fostering meaningful connections between students, their educational resources, and instructional activities. By prioritizing the cultivation of an inclusive and affirming learning environment in our schools, we aim to facilitate enriched educational experiences for all students.

We support the social-emotional development of our students by providing intentional opportunities for them to engage in meaningful interactions with adults and each other within our classrooms. Our scaffolded approach aims to offer consistent and age-appropriate support to students as they navigate their emotional growth throughout their academic journey within our school system

We also acknowledge the historical marginalization experienced by certain student groups based on various facets of their identities and circumstances, including race, ethnicity, religion, disability, and beyond.  In light of this, we are steadfastly dedicated to collaboratively fostering learning environments that authentically reflect, honor, and support the diverse identities of all our students. 

It is our collective commitment to ensure that every student who attends our schools is reflected in our curriculum and feels valued, respected, and empowered to thrive academically and personally.


Summary of our commitment to Equitable, Affirming, & Culturally Responsive Learning Environments.

This graphic has been widely shared as a summary of our commitment to Equitable, Affirming, & Culturally Responsive Learning Environments.

Strategic Plan Overview

The District's new strategic plan was shared at the June 7, 2023 Board of Education meeting.

NYSED Equity Framework

Diversity: Includes but is not limited to race, color, ethnicity, nationality, religion, socioeconomic status, veteran status, education, marital status, language, age, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, genetic information, and learning styles.

Equity: The guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of all groups.

Inclusion: Authentically bringing traditionally excluded individuals and/or groups into processes, activities, and decision/policy making in a way that shares power and ensures equal access to opportunities and resources.

Shared Language - From the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework

District Updates & Special Events

Bell International Day

Bell Middle Schools’ International Day took place on April 18th, featuring artifacts, displays, and plenty of international cuisines representing the diverse backgrounds of Bell’s students, families, and staff.

K-6 Unity Day Read Alouds

K-6 students participate in read alouds and the Sankofa Drumming & Dance group visits elementary schools for Unity Day.

Steve Goldberg Unity Day 2024

Bell and 7B welcomed Steve Goldberg, Director of Education for the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center, for a student presentation for this year’s Unity Day programming.