Our Diverse Community

CMDT Faculty

The CMDT includes Daniel Cohen, Caroline Lee, Victor Cirillo, Dr. Candy Shah and Anthony McKinley, plus parent representative (Tiffany Smith not pictured) and Head of School Paul Stellato.

Princeton Day School’s diversity and outreach efforts are invested in the Community and Multicultural Development Team (CMDT), the goal of which is to enhance the school’s mission by harnessing the strengths that reside in our community’s diversity of race, gender, ability, ethnicity, religion, financial circumstance, geography, and sexual orientation. CMDT sponsors educational programs for the entire community and maintains the school’s strong tradition of celebrating the many cultural events such diversity makes possible.

Taking its mandate from the work of the 2007 Diversity Task Force, the 2009 Diversity Steering Committee, and the groundbreaking work of students, faculty, parents, and alumni, CMDT builds upon our school’s decades-long commitment to create a community that values a variety of relationships and perspectives, an understanding and appreciation of which are the most effective preparation for success and leadership in the world Princeton Day School graduates will enter.

By working within the walls with students, faculty, parents, alumni, and trustees, CMDT will prepare fully Princeton Day School students to lead outside the walls, in a global community in whose service their talent and understanding are essential.


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Affinity Groups


Faculty Advisor(s)

Caroline Lee

Maritoni Shah


Faculty Advisor(s)

Darling Cerna

Anthony McKinley

The Black and Latino Student Union (BLSU) is a student-led affinity group for students who self identify as Black or Latino at Princeton Day School.During gatherings, the students discuss issues related to diversity with a focus on issues that affect the Black and/or Latino community. Students also take part in activities and workshops that promote a better understanding of our diverse community.Opportunities to attend outside workshops, to work with neighboring schools' affinity groups, and to be leaders within our own community are part of the programming for the BLSU.

Jewish Union

Faculty Advisor(s)

David Freedholm


Faculty Advisor(s)

Stefanie Santangelo


Faculty Advisor(s)

Karen Latham


PDS Celebrates Black History Month

Princeton Day School students, families, and faculty came together to observe Black History Month with a multifaceted program of performances and presentations, along with a keynote by Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames, Associate Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel at Princeton University, that explored race, identity, activism, community, and more.

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Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at PDS!

The Chinese Lunar New Year celebration will be held in the Campus Center on Tuesday, February 5, from 4:30-5:45pm, and all PDS community members are invited. Student members of the Chinese Club, in coordination with Community and Multicultural Development Team (CMDT) faculty and the Parents Association, have come up with an array of family-friendly program elements, including a skit, montage video, dance performance, and fun activities, plus some incredible menu items! "One of the most important things about the lunar new year is getting together with family and friends and celebrating," declared Chinese Club co-head George Ma '19, "So our key goal was to bring the School community together, provide fun ways to learn about Chinese and Chinese-American culture, and enjoy great food."

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