Equity and Inclusion at Laurel School
At Laurel School, we are committed to building a diverse school community that is enriched by the wide variety of experiences and perspectives of all constituencies—students, faculty, parents/guardians, and staff. The Department of Equity and Inclusion serves as a resource to the community by providing training, supporting social and cultural programs, and enhancing educational opportunities that prepare students and others to succeed in a diverse and ever-changing global society. We strive to promote social justice and work to enhance and support a wide range of anti-bias curricula and programming.
As an evolving community of learners, we strive to build bridges and make connections that embrace equity and justice not only within Laurel School, but also in our local, national, and global communities. Doing so allows us to embrace our mission “To inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world.”
To this end, we work to honor individuals and to respect multiple customs, traditions, values, and perspectives. We understand that social identifiers – such as gender, race, religion, socioeconomic status, family configuration, sexual orientation, ethnicity, ability, and age – play a crucial role in our individual experiences and have shaped society as a whole. We expect members of our community to be guided by courage, empathy, and compassion because we believe these values foster inclusion and that their practice teaches us to better understand a complex and dynamic world.