New Policy Allowing Boys Identifying As Girls To Enroll Put On Hold At Elite All-Girls School

Out in Tennessee, a well-known elite all-girls school has announced that it is pausing a brand new policy that allowed students who identified as a girl to officially enroll, meaning that any boys that claimed that they were girls would be allowed to join the school.

A prestigious all-girls school based out of Nashville, Harpeth Hall, has officially announced that it will be putting the new policy which allows boys identifying as girls to enroll in the school on indefinite hold in the wake of extreme backlash from the student’s parents and various other people throughout the community.

“We recognize that this philosophy elicited strong reactions of support and opposition beyond our expectations. 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,” stated a letter sent out from the school to parents.

The school, which represents grades 5-12, was officially founded back in 1865, and has educated various famous figures such as Amy Grant, Reese Witherspoon, and Minnie Pearl. Earlier this month, it claimed that it would be setting up brand new guidlines for admission into the school.

“As the world evolves, so do our students,” the school stated to parents in a release. “The concept of gender has expanded and deepened over time. The members of our school community have asked good and important questions about gender inclusion and have looked for greater clarity on the school’s practices.”

This “pause” of the new policy also comes in the wake of a Monday letter from the members of the Harpeth Hall community for a meeting with the administration of the school. They stated to the school that it entire reputation had been severely “damaged” and that they were hoping to rectify the situation.

The message from the school on Thursday, however, made the claim that the school did not actually want to change any of its policies regarding admissions.

“We would like to take this opportunity to clarify that Harpeth Hall did not and does not wish to make any changes to the school’s longstanding admission practices. Harpeth Hall was founded to serve girls and young women, and that is a key differentiator in selecting this school over coed options,” it stated.

Parents and alumnae alike are still called for the high-level staff at the school to receive consequences for putting such a policy in place, to begin with, and sent the school a heated letter laden with their anger.

“We call today for the resignation of members of the administration board who have been proponents or enablers of political activism and division,” read the letter. “We will withhold all financial contributions to the school until this action takes place.”


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