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Diversity & Equity

 

“A healthy social life is found
When, in the mirror of each human soul,
The whole community is living,
And when, in the community,
each human soul finds its reflection.”

– Dr. Rudolf Steiner, Founder of the Waldorf school movement

 

Emerson Waldorf School recognizes that Diversity & Equity are essential in providing an education that develops the full potential of each student, so that they will meet the world with compassion, resilience, understanding, a deep sense of truth, and a feeling of personal responsibility. We are committed to deepening the learning experience of our students and enriching our community by fostering diversity in race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender presentation, sexuality, national and ethnic origin, socio-economic background, family structure, immigration status and political affiliation. We welcome and encourage families of all backgrounds to join us in our efforts to build a school community that more accurately reflects the population of our local and national communities.

Furthermore, Emerson Waldorf School rejects any interpretation of anthroposophy that is used to justify racial and cultural bias.  

Our ongoing efforts to promote Diversity & Equity include:

  • Diversity & Equity Task Force – this committee is made up of faculty, administrative staff, and community members. It meets regularly to confront racism, advance the interests of minority families on campus, and build and sustain an inclusive community.

  • Diversity Scholarships – EWS offers privately-funded diversity scholarships and accepts government-funded Opportunity Scholarships

  • Diversity & Equity Newsletter (available upon request)

  • Recruiting, hiring, and retaining faculty and staff of color

  • Faculty, Staff & Community Professional Development

  • Adapting our physical environment, curriculum, teaching, student materials, and festival life to represent the diverse community we strive to be

  • Supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, queer and questioning youth