“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 who will meet the world with compassion, resilience, understanding, a deep sense of truth, and a feeling of personal responsibility. Diversity and Equity in race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin, as well cultural and racial sensitivity and competency, are critical to deepening the learning experience of our students and enriching our community. 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.
Adapting our physical environment, curriculum, teaching, student materials, and festival life to represent the diverse community we strive to be
Participation in local MLK March
Supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, queer and questioning youth