Berkeley Hall School actively seeks a variety of perspectives and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential. We strive to create an environment that fosters openness and appreciation of the multiple dimensions of culture and identity. We are committed to ensuring that every single member of the Berkeley Hall community is respected, celebrated, appreciated, included, and valued. Diversity is the heart of who we are.
Equity is being conscious of our efforts to meet the needs of all members of our community. Our students are engaged and valued in an equitable way that leads them to be to be active participants in a diverse democracy. Each student deserves complete access to all that our school offers to achieve excellence. We examine potential barriers to full participation and continually ask the question, “How can we do this better?”
Inclusion means creating an environment where all participants and constituents can be their best selves, irrespective of background, experience, and culture. We diligently work to maintain an inclusive community. We do this with a variety of measures, policies, and programs. We do this through our curriculum—in what we teach and how we teach it. All of this is motivated by the understanding and knowledge that diversity is an essential element of our history, our present, and our future and deeply affects how we teach and how we learn.
Creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive school requires a multi-layered approach that involves our entire community. Together, we can help our students learn to live a life free of labels or limitations and with a selfless, universal love that embraces all humankind.