These elite prep-school kindergartens are going from the ABCs to the birds and the bees.
Posh private schools like Dalton are indoctrinating kids as young as 4 and 5 with woke gender-identity programs and “sexuality curriculums,” The Post found.
One education consultant confirms that some of the city’s top private schools now ask about a child’s gender identity and preferred pronouns on their kindergarten admissions applications — which insiders say is part of a broader effort to sexualize younger and younger children.
“The core assumption is children are sexual from birth, and this goes to the heart go what is driving this. I have seen teacher trainings where they say that explicitly,” said Paul Rossi, a former math teacher at Grace Church School who now works at the Bronx charter school Vertex Partnership Academies.
“Having a social-sexually coded identity means that you, as a baby, can start to be taught about sexual behaviors and awareness,” he said, describing the thinking behind the idea, which he opposes.
Corporate interests and leftist nonprofits like the Human Rights Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union have joined in an all-out effort to push gender ideology on young children — part of a “radical ideology of expressive individualism,” said Jay Richards, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation.
“There are massive medical incentives, including pharmaceutical companies that stand to make money from puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones,” Richards said. “Any patient that receives gender affirming care, that’s a lifelong customer for drug companies.”
The schools — with kindergarten tuition north of $60,000 — shamelessly boast about the instruction in their online course materials.
There, even the youngest students will “develop an appreciation for, and value the importance of diversity by directly addressing issues of fairness, gender equity, and social justice,” according to the Dalton website.
The 104-year-old school — where annual tuition is $61K — even virtue-signals about its chess program, saying it “is responsive and carefully designed to support a range of learning styles and gender differences.”
One former Dalton mom said the rhetoric was “Not shocking.”
“Dalton has been sending home books about whatever the latest topic is to First Program kids for years, all the alternative lifestyle books — so I would have no doubt that they would glom onto anything like that.”
In 2021 the school came under withering criticism after masturbation videos were shown to first-graders.
Past alums include CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and actress Julie Warner.
Over at The Collegiate School on Freedom Place South on the Upper West Side, kindergarten students “participate in diversity, equity, and belonging education through which they explore their own identities, and learn to appreciate and value diversity,” according to their website.
“Related to this work is a gender and sexuality curriculum” which notes there “is no right or wrong way to be a boy or a girl.”
Collegiate, founded in 1628, boasts alumni like Ben Rhodes, a top aide to former President Obama, and actor David Duchovny.
“No wonder children enter their teen years emotionally weak and fragile,” said one disgusted Collegiate parent.
“And no wonder Collegiate has increased the number [of] ‘mental health’ professionals.”
It’s much the same at Riverdale Country School, located on leafy Spaulding Lane in the Bronx, where Lower School boss Dr. James Duval proudly boasts in an introductory video that “we think a lot about social justice and equity.”
Starting in Pre-K, the school’s “health, wellness, and sexuality curriculum” delves into identity, anatomy, and puberty, among other subjects, according to their website.
Alums include Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and television host Dan Abrams.
All three schools did not respond to request for comment from The Post.
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