Statement on Diversity

In an age where global communication, travel and cultural blending are a part of everyday life, the dynamics of difference require awareness, sensitivity and thoughtful engagement. Exploring pluralism, diversity and our common humanity is essential to understanding and learning.

Stoneleigh-Burnham School is committed to diversity and the development of an educational environment that fosters mutual respect, responsibility and empathy in our school and in the world. We value the presence of individuals whose differences include, but are not limited to, age, ethnicity, gender, learning style, nationality, physical ability, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

It is expected that all members of our community – students, parents, faculty, staff and administration, and trustees – keep their minds and hearts open to difference as a source of strength and means of growth for the entire community. Further, it is expected that our commitment to diversity will be reflected in all areas of school life, including curricular and co-curricular activities. We recognize that fulfilling this mission is an ongoing process that requires open dialogue.

Adopted January 15, 2009