Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice (DEIJ)
We are hard at work “growing better humans.”
We strive to build and support an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, accepted, and valued. We teach students to honor the diversity of experiences and backgrounds.
We are committed to promoting inclusion, embracing diversity, and engaging in social justice work.
We recognize that these efforts are complex and ongoing. We are committed to the guiding principles of actively questioning our own biases, promoting educational experiences and conversations that deepen our understanding of social justice, and honoring our authentic selves and those of others in safety and respect.
An Integrated Approach
By providing classroom guidance through age-appropriate, grade-specific curricula and integrating DEIJ initiatives throughout the school, we spotlight diverse viewpoints in the stories we tell and the narratives we reinforce.
Our curriculum is structured through the lens of DEIJ
By Rachel Sattinger, a 4th-grade teacher at Gateway School
“How can we work together to fight the hate escalating in the world?”
-7th grade student
The Growing for Good program helps students understand access to food and what and how the supply chain works.
3rd graders start "Be the Change" movement
Middle Schoolers take action to protest gun violence.
“How do I know if I am part of a group”
“Who gets to decide who has the power in a family, classroom, community, etc?”
“How can I create a safe, welcoming environment for all?”
We recognize that an education rich in the practice of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) is essential for students to thrive in a multicultural world. We believe that this work is a necessity and that it is not optional.
We are committed to providing ongoing training and support for our faculty and staff to move towards anti-bias and anti-racist stances as educators.