Pace's strong commitment to both family and community engagement stems from our founding in 1958, when an interfaith group of community leaders envisioned an educational environment open to fresh ideas where parents partner with educators.
At Pace, we believe that a diverse and inclusive learning environment is key to quality education and that cultural fluency and compassion are hallmarks of a 21st-century leader. Beyond ethnic, cultural and religious diversity, the Pace student body embraces diversity of interests. Our students do not define themselves by singular attributes; rather, we encourage them to explore and cultivate a multitude of activities through which they can interact, relate and connect with students of many backgrounds.
Students of color make up 32% of our student body, and nearly 30% of our faculty members are people of color. Pace’s diversity programming includes: faculty workshops; a Diversity Speakers Series; partnerships with local schools and community agencies; an eighth-grade Civil Rights trip; the Isdell Center for Global Leadership with study abroad opportunities for students in all divisions; and Step Up to Bullying, a comprehensive bullying program in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League. Our diversity initiatives are supported by curricular offerings and student organizations.
For more information about Pace’s commitment to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environment as well as our Action Plan for Racial Equity, please visit our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion site.