Student Life


Palmer Trinity School is committed to fostering a community that honors the diversity of the human experience.

We are devoted to cultivating and sustaining a safe environment that empowers individuals and groups to discover and celebrate their identity.
We believe race, ethnicity, religion, culture, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, and socioeconomic status to be examples of what constitutes diversity in our community. Through personal and corporate innovation, affirmation, and education, we strive to build and support an open and inclusive community dedicated to the principle of respect. Ultimately, we are ever mindful of our call to be decent, loving, and responsible human beings.
Mosaic is an Inclusivity Curriculum that is integrated into the Advisory program in grades 6th through 12th which has the purpose of raising awareness on and affirmation of identity discussing issues pertaining to diversity and inclusivity. The goal of Mosaic is to promote the holistic safety of each individual in our educational community through a series of age-appropriate lesson plans created by teachers and delivered by teacher-advisors. Twice per month students are exposed to issues related to learning characteristics, cultural awareness, race and ethnicity, class, privilege, and socioeconomic status, gender identity and gender orientation, to close the cycle with the education of the global citizen. The discussions and reflections upon these topics promote a deep understanding of the multiple dimensions of human diversity, fostering a culture of respect, empathy, and inclusivity in our school community, and with the aim of launching global citizens.

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • 6th Grade Learning Characteristics/ Digital Citizenship

    The 6th grade Mosaic engages students around the topics of Learning Characteristics and Digital Citizenship. Utilizing Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences, students identify and develop understanding of their own learning characteristics while developing compassion for others who learn differently. Students also navigate what it means to be a responsible and safe digital citizen, which encompasses online and social media interactions, digital footprints, bullying, proximity and behavior, and online predators.
  • 7th Grade Cultural Proficiency

    The 7th grade Mosaic introduces students to Cultural Proficiency. Through recognizing the self in relation to others, students begin to develop cultural awareness. They recognize and identify the many characteristics that must be considered in the comprisal of cultural identity/ies; these range from more observable and overt aspects (e.g. food or dance) to the more subtle or covert (e.g. communication styles). Throughout the year, students identify their own cultural identity/ies, and investigate how cultural perspectives, interactions and norms play a role in everyday life.
  • 8th Grade Gender Roles

    The 8th grade Mosaic focuses on the construct(s) of gender and the influences that shape societal standards for boys and girls. Students discuss their concepts of masculinity and femininity while deconstructing the impact of body imagery, media, objectification, and cultural relativism; while empowered to create their own healthy gender expectations.
  • 9th Grade Ethics

    The 9th grade Mosaic provides the ethical foundation of inclusivity for the Upper School Mosaic program. Based on self and group identity vis-a-vis understandings of who might be viewed as “the other,” the curriculum seeks to meet students at the most basic location of interpersonal interaction. Students are challenged to question how do they see “others” and how do they conduct themselves in social space, from friends and family to school and community.
  • 10th Grade Privilege, Racism, Classism

    The 10th grade Mosaic expands the principles of ethics into the concepts of privilege, race/ethnicity, and socio-economic class. Students learn that privilege, race, and class are socially constructed within a history where people of color are over-represented at the lower end of the socio-economic scale.
  • 11th Grade Gender and Sexual Identity

    The 11th grade Mosaic examines Gender and Sexual Identity. Students investigate the constructs of sex and gender and explore the spectrum and fluidity of gender identity; including transgender and intersex. Students also contemplate the complexities of sexual identity and the civil and social challenges of the LGBTQ community.
  • 12th Grade College Preparation and Global Citizenship

    The 12th grade Mosaic seeks to prepare students for college life and global citizenship. Students discuss issues ranging from the importance of responsible financing and roommates; to campus safety. Students also explore their connectivity to the global community and make a commitment to positively serve others.

Inclusivity (Noun)

an intention or policy of including people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized, such as those who are handicapped or learning-disabled, or racial and sexual minorities

Diversity (Noun)

the condition of having or being composed of differing elements

Every year, PTS students and faculty attend the NAIS People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference (POCC).
For more information about Mosaic and other diversity initiatives at Palmer Trinity School, contact our Diversity Coordinators, Ashley Armato at, or Aldo Regalado at
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