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Quad Prep has been committed since its founding to growing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community for all.


We came together as a school to collaboratively develop a DEI mission statement that puts into words these longstanding shared values, and every day, we bring these values to life in our Quad Prep community.

Quad Prep DEI Mission Statement 

As Quad Prep is rooted in the community of New York City, we commit, as a matter of justice and equity, that we shall work toward enrolling a student body and employing a staff that fully reflects the makeup of our community.
As education at Quad Prep is rooted in the idea that our neurodiverse students are to be proudly celebrated for their unique talents and potential, we commit that the whole self of every individual student, parent, and staff member shall be welcomed, valued, included, and treated always with the deepest respect and empathy.
And, as at Quad Prep our community is a single fabric supporting the development of all, we commit that every student shall benefit from the richness of the backgrounds and experiences that make up that fabric, so that they leave Quad fully prepared to engage with the exciting and wonderful diversity of this world.

DEIB in Action at Quad Prep

Our mission to celebrate, amplify, and put into action our values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is embodied throughout every aspect of our programming. Click on each item below to learn more.

  • Mark McFadden, President
    Mark McFadden is Co-Managing Partner of CCMP Capital, a private equity firm focused on making investments in Consumer and Industrial companies. CCMP focuses on generating strong returns for its investors through the operational transformation and growth of its portfolio companies. Mark focuses on investments in the industrial sector, currently sitting on the board of CCMP portfolio companies BGIS, a leading provider of integrated facilities management services and Hayward Industries (NYSE: HAYW), a leading global manufacturer of pool equipment. Mark’s prior CCMP portfolio investments include Generac Power Systems (NYSE: GNRC), Ecovyst (NYSE: ECVT), and Milacron (NYSE: MCRN). Mark joined CCMP in 2002, and worked in CCMP’s London office from 2004 to 2006. Prior to joining CCMP, Mark worked in investment banking with Credit Suisse and Bowles Hollowell Conner. Mark holds a B.B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary. Mark and his wife Caton are proud parents of three children, including their son Cole who has attended Quad Prep since 2016.
  • Kimberly Busi, M.D., Founder and Head of School (Ex-Officio)
    Kim Busi is the Founder and Head of School at The Quad Preparatory School. For over a decade, Kim has stewarded Quad Prep’s growth and innovated a new model in which twice-exceptional students learn and thrive beyond the limitations of a traditional school environment. She is widely recognized as a national leader in the field of 2e education. A highly-regarded psychiatrist and a former Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, Kim’s medical background and experience as an educator have informed the fully integrated academic and clinical model at Quad Prep. Dr. Busi received her medical degree from the Brown University School of Medicine, completed a year’s training in pediatrics at the New York Hospital-Weill Medical Center, and finished her residency training in psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. At NYU, Dr. Busi designed curriculum, taught, and supervised residents. She served on the curriculum committee for the Department of Psychiatry, and as the Director of Education for the NYU/Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture. She is an endlessly fascinated fiction reader and the mother of two wonderful boys. Kim is most proud of the countless stories of joyful learning and transformation our Quad Prep students experience each day.
  • Marcus Mabry, Vice President
    Marcus Mabry is an award-winning journalist and author. Since 2016, he has been the Vice President of Global Programming at CNN Digital, where he leads the teams that decide what news goes on's homepages, the CNN mobile app and on social platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Before joining CNN, Marcus spent 8 years at The New York Times as a business editor, editor-at-large and digital anchor and editor. Marcus has also worked at Twitter as the editor of Twitter Moments and at Newsweek, where he spent 19 years as an editor, foreign correspondent in Paris and Johannesburg, and State Department correspondent in Washington. Marcus is the author of White Bucks and Black-eyed Peas: Coming of Age Black in White America and Twice as Good: Condoleezza Rice and Her Path to Power. Marcus serves on the board of The Lawrenceville School and the International Schools Services. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Association of Black Journalists, The LGBTQ Journalists Association and the Overseas Press Club. Marcus and his partner Christopher are the parents of twins Grayson and Miles, an Upper School student at Quad Prep.
  • Marilyn Kline Falk, M.D., Secretary
    Marilyn Kline Falk received her medical degree from the University of Maryland and completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Specialist Training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. She is currently an Attending Physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Manhattan VA Hospital, with an academic appointment at the NYU Langone School of Medicine. As part of her role in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Dr. Kline leads a multidisciplinary team, caring for and coordinating care for very sick veterans in a busy ICU. Her administrative work includes serving as the Director of Nutritional Support Team, leading “best practice” groups, guiding quality assurance measures, and coordinating educational activities for nurses, medical students, physician assistant students, nursing students, physician assistants, interns, residents, and fellows As the mother of 3 young boys, two of whom are twice-exceptional, she is also an special needs advocate.
  • Alan Carr
    Bio Coming Soon.
  • Adam Falk
    Adam F. Falk is President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, where he has been since January 2018. Before joining the Foundation, Falk served as President of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He came to Williams from the Johns Hopkins University, where he joined the physics faculty in 1994. From 2006 to 2010, he served as the James B. Knapp Dean of the JHU’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, following service as Dean of the Faculty. A theoretical physicist, Falk is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed papers. He earned a B.S. from the University of North Carolina in 1987 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1991. Falk is a trustee of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, and a past trustee of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an Honorary Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford University. His three beloved nephews attend Quad Prep.
  • Stephanie Hodor
    Bio Coming Soon
  • Guy Kearsley
    Guy Kearsley is the Group Chief Risk Officer at Jefferies Group. Before joining Jefferies, Guy served as a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Risk Management division based in New York, where he was Chief Risk Officer for the Global Markets & Investment Banking Divisions and Credit Suisse combined Americas operations. Prior to this, Guy led the market risk consulting practice at KPMG in London and traded FX options at Nomura.
  • David Orr
    Dr. David Orr, MDiv, PhD, is a hospice chaplain providing end of life spiritual care to patients and their families in New York City. He focuses his practice on the most complex end of life situations, having completed advanced training in hospice for pediatric and mentally ill patients. David graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, where he concentrated in Social Studies. He went on to complete his Master of Divinity degree, with highest honors, at Union Theological Seminary with a concentration in religious ethics. He continued his doctoral studies in religious ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University where he was advised by Professor Gary Dorrien. David defended his dissertation on Reinhold Niebuhr’s political theology and received his PhD in 2016. David serves as a board member and board chairman emeritus of All Star Code, a youth development organization. He is chairman of the board of Chances for Children, a mental health provider specializing in family therapy for parents and young children living in poverty. David is the founding chairman of the National Development Advisory Council for the Phillips Brooks House Association at Harvard. He serves as a trustee of Bank Street College of Education. David lives in New York City with his husband, Brant Wong, and his two children.
  • Jason Pike
    Jason Pike is the Head of Capital Markets of SVPGlobal, a global investment firm focusing on special situations and private equity opportunities. Prior to joining SVPGlobal in 2018, Jason spent six years as a Managing Director at Charlesbank Capital Partners and was involved in private equity investments in addition to overseeing capital markets activity for the firm. Prior to that, Jason spent over four years at Eos Partners and prior to that, Jason worked at Citigroup, Generation Partners and began his career within the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in 1998. Jason received his BS in Economics in 1998 and his MBA in 2005 from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Jason and his wife Julie are parents of two children, including their son, Ethan, who has attended QuadPrep since 2021.
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