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A JK THROUGH 12 INDEPENDENT SCHOOL IN CHARLOTTE, NC

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe that students benefit significantly from an education that affirms respect and inclusivity as core values. We aspire to be a school community that not only values the principles of equity, inclusivity, and justice, but also a community that puts principles to practice on a daily basis. We continue to grow together and learn from each other.

Did You Know?

  • The Board of Trustees established the Community and Culture Committee and a Board Diversity Initiative committed an increase of $1.4 million specifically for recruiting, retaining, and supporting our DEI goals.
  • 20% of our enrollment is comprised of students of color of which 8% are Black and 15% faculty of color.
  • The Board of Trustees is comprised of 23% of people of color of which 16% are Black

Our students come from different faith, socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, and they all bring their own passions, talents, and personalities. In order for ALL of our students to feel valued, they need to feel understood and supported. We must model for our children the power of living as an authentic, inclusive community.

Brian Wise, Director of Diversity Planning

Messages to Our Community

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Action

DEI Update

In early June 2020, Head of School Mark Reed and the Board of Trustees shared a series of letters to the community outlining a set of action steps designed to collectively continue building a culture of inclusivity. Those steps included listening, acknowledging, renewing our commitment and acting, and reporting back.