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Mission & Overview

Mission

 

The Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice Committee (EISJ) explores the nature of identity, challenges systemic and personal bias, creates opportunities for deeper understanding across difference, fosters friendships, and empowers members of the community to be mindful agents of positive social change.

 

Overview

 

EISJ expands multicultural skills and practices throughout our school with emphasis on four levels: individual growth, interpersonal communication, institutional policies and cultural traditions. Fostering a community-wide appreciation and acceptance of the many aspects of difference including gender, gender expression, race, socioeconomics, family composition, learning differences, religion, political beliefs, physical abilities and other categories that we will continue to define for ourselves.

Each year all faculty members undergo various trainings and professional development activities to deepen their practice in the area of diversity and inclusion. From this solid foundation, they are able to take a leadership role in our daily efforts to increase community-wide engagement in this work.

 

Current Diversity Statistics

 

Note that all information is compiled with data in which people self-identified. The categories are based on the National Association of Independent Schools reporting requirements.

Students

 

 

  2017-18

 

2018-19

 

African American

 

3.3%

 

3.8%

 

Asian American

 

2.6%

3.8%

European American

 

77.0%

70%

International

 

 

0

1.2%

Latino/Hispanic American

 

3.9%

4.4%

Middle Eastern American

 

1.3%

0.6%

Multiracial American

 

11.8%

16.2%

   

 

100.0%

 

100.0%

 

80 Girls

 

78 Boys

 

 

Faculty
7 of 23 faculty self-identify as a person of color

3 Male

20 Female

Staff & Faculty Combined
18 of 36 self-identify as a person of color | 51% POC

7 Male

28 Female

Board of Trustees
2 of 18 members self-identify as a person of color

9 Male

9 Female

For more information contact Tanynya Hekymara, Director of Admissions and Civic Engagement