Diversity is cherished in Wellington’s inclusive community.
The following statement was approved by The Wellington School Board of Trustees on March 8, 2008.
The Wellington School affirms its commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in our school community. Diversity at Wellington is defined by differences in race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio- economic status, physical ability and learning styles. Wellington will continue to acknowledge the ways that individuals define themselves as society grows and changes. Multiculturalism is defined as understanding and appreciating the value of differences and embracing and celebrating the diversity of our population. As we prepare our students to be capable citizens in our increasingly inter-dependent and global world, we recognize how essential it is that they learn to appreciate the qualities and experiences of others who are different.
Wellington’s founders were devoted to creating a diverse learning environment for its students. In keeping with the school’s mission and the founders’ intent, we recommit ourselves to enhancing educational practices and all aspects of the institutional culture to reinforce the values of diversity and multiculturalism. We support an environment that enriches the learning experiences of the school community and prepares students to function responsibly in a complex, pluralistic, multicultural society.
The commitment to diversity must be reflected in all aspects of school life including:
- policies and activities of the Board of Trustees;
- education and programming for Board members, administration, faculty, staff, students, and families;
- courses and curricular content that offer expansive perspectives cognizant of diverse points of view;
- recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff and lay leadership;
- the provision of support and safe venues for students and their families, faculty and staff to share ideas and concerns.
When we achieve our goal of diversity and multiculturalism in the fabric of our institution, every individual will have a sense of belonging and will be equipped to be tolerant and thoughtful individuals whose decisions and actions reflect the diverse, multicultural lens of their educational experience at The Wellington School.