On August 18, Harpeth Hall, an elite all-girls school for grades 5-12 in Nashville, said it would “pause” its new policy to accept applications from biological males who “identify” as females after receiving intense pushback on the policy from parents, alumnae, and donors. The concerned group had asked for an open-forum. In an email announcing the “pause,” the school said:
We care deeply about your feedback, and we have heard you. Based on the response from our school community, the Harpeth Hall Board of Trustees is choosing to pause the adoption of the philosophy in order to engage a wider audience in continued discussion.
According to an article published by Outkick.com, parents, alumnae, and donors have lost trust in the school and are calling for the resignation of “members of the administration and board who have been proponents or enablers of political activism and division.” They are suggesting a new board chair and will be withholding “all financial contributions to the school until this action takes place.”
Harpeth Hall’s “Gender Diversity Philosophy” statement:
Concerned parents, alumnae, and donors request open-forum town hall:
In response to the concerns of Harpath Hall community members, Harpeth Hall “pauses” its “gender diversity philosophy”:
Concerned Harpeth Hall community members, including parents, alumnae, and donors call for resignations of members of the administration and board “who have been proponents or enablers of political activism and division and vow to “withhold all financial contributions to the school until this takes place”: