DIVERSITY STATEMENT

April 11, 2013

The Diversity Committee of Walden School was charged with researching, drafting, and finalizing a community statement that defines diversity at our school. After months of conversation and dialogue, the statement was unanimously approved on April 10, 2013:

“Walden School values, respects, and supports diversity.  By diversity, we mean all the ways in which people may differ. In building an inclusive community, we strive to be mindful of race, national heritage, gender, religion, culture, family structure, sexual orientation, language, socioeconomic status, and abilities, among others.

Principles of diversity inform how Walden teaches an awareness of self and others to children from pre-K to sixth grade. Through curricular activities, project based service learning, classroom morning meetings, student mentors, and mixed age classes we promote equity, empathy, compassion, and dialogue.

Walden School’s diverse faculty and student body reflects our commitment to honoring the uniqueness of every person and building an intentional community.  The Diversity Committee is guided by the Board of Trustees, populated with parents, and supported by the Diversity Coordinator. Each year the committee provides resources and hosts a variety of community building events such as the Family Photo Project, FEAST (Families Eating And Storytelling Together), discussion groups, Walden’s Pinterest site, as well as works with the Parent Guild on parent education events.”

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