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Diversity at Community School

At Community School, we believe in diversity, inclusion and the equitable treatment of all people.

Our learning environment mirrors the diverse world in which we live. As their knowledge expands, preschool and elementary students learn to recognize and appreciate different cultures and ethnicities.

Multicultural Curriculum

Our multicultural curriculum promotes awareness, inclusion and an appreciation of various cultures, religions, beliefs, traditions, opinions, and ethnicities.

Commitment from Parents and Faculty

People of color hold 30 percent of Community's board positions. The Board of Trustees also addresses issues through its School Culture Committee.

The Community Parent Association committee on diversity is called the Parent Diversity Group. They schedule a number of events throughout the year to promote conversations around diversity. This year's activities include Fall Event, MLK Service Day, Winter Workshop, and the All Family Bowling Night.

Our Diversity & Inclusivity Coordinator (Jonelle Harris) and Faculty Equity and Justice Committee work together to promote a diverse, supportive environment.

 

Diversity Statement:

Community School welcomes all families.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our school by embracing the differences as well as the similarities of our students and families. Community School’s goal is that students, families, faculty and staff feel welcomed, valued and respected. Community School’s philosophy is based on the belief that diversity and inclusivity enrich the mind, body, and spirit. Indeed, in our Founding Principles - written over 100 years ago - Community School pledges “to recognize the child as an individual with individual differences” and “to cultivate in each child a spirit of courtesy, an appreciation for individual differences, and respect for the opinion of others.”

As an early childhood and elementary school, Community School understands its critical role as one of a student’s first experiences with the world. We encourage students to experience and share in the diverse backgrounds that exist within our school. Community School is committed to the recruitment and retention of excellent teachers with varied backgrounds that enrich the student and family experience. Through our rich curriculum and school programs, we introduce our community to a variety of cultures and experiences. In addition, we invite all students and families to share their heritage and traditions in our classrooms. Our character education urges students to create purposeful relationships within and beyond the classroom.

Community School seeks to prepare compassionate leaders for our multicultural nation and global world. We offer an education that respects and values the perspectives of others and seeks to ensure all families and students feel that they belong.  
(Ratified by the Board of Trustees 4/19/17)


Parent Resources:
Multicultural book list
Westories.org

 

Resources Utilized by School:
Bridges Across Racial Polarization
NAIS Equity in Action
NAIS People of Color Conference
SEED Project
Equity Exchange