Diversity Mission Statement
Alcuin School is dedicated to elevating social justice awareness while continuing to educate our community about our supportive and inclusive environment. With the Montessori and International Baccalaureate philosophies, Alcuin naturally promotes opportunities to celebrate the qualities that make each of us unique.
Alcuin School is sensitive to life experiences, feelings, hopes and challenges of those in our community. The School respects the diversity of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation and socio-economic conditions that enrich our world. Diversity is an essential component of a quality education that encourages compassion for and empowerment of the individual. Through our steadfast commitment to diversity, Alcuin School broadens the educational experience of all students by discouraging the formation of stereotypes and prejudices.
The School actively nurtures a strong responsibility among its student body to respect its diversity and the inclusion of all. The School honors its commitment to this inclusion through admission policies, hiring practices, professional development, curriculum and programs. The Board, administration, faculty, staff, parents, and students are committed to a positive, pluralistic environment where the intellectual, social, and emotional well-being of all people is affirmed and assured.
Alcuin School has 3 Diversity Committees:
- 6th - 8th Grade Members
- 9th - 12th Grade Members
- Adult Members, consisting of Staff, Faculty, Board Members and Head of School
The purpose of the Diversity Committees is to foster a safe space for the community and work to raise awareness of diversity, inclusivity, multiculturalism, equity and social justice through training, educating and community building.
The Director of Diversity's Purpose:
- Responsible for communicating, supporting, engaging and empowering Alcuin's community using tools and resources for students, faculty/staff and parents
- Provides ongoing training on social justice, supports the community's cultural identifiers, establishes and maintains a foundation of understanding equity, and performs duties that fulfill the school's and diversity's mission statements
- Ensures Alcuin School is following the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) guidelines on Social Justice and Equity