As an educational institution that inspires girls to pursue meaningful lives based on honor, respect, and intellectual curiosity, it is our duty to improve our school, and ourselves, in order to create a space in which our students, faculty, and staff feel safe and valued. We will do this by examining how our community consciously or unconsciously discriminates based on race, and by making the necessary changes to build an inclusive, equitable, and racially just environment for all.
Stoneleigh-Burnham School acknowledges that we are situated upon the ancestral homelands of the Pocumtuc people. We also recognize our present-day neighboring indigenous nations: The Abenaki to the north, the Nipmuc and the Wampanoag to the east, and the Mohican to the west. We acknowledge the history of genocide and forced removal here and honor the diverse indigenous peoples who stewarded the land throughout the generations before us, who represent the past, present, and future caretakers of this land.