Mission/Ambition Statement: The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee will support the needs of students, parents, teachers and administrators to foster a school community where every intersection of diversity is uniquely acknowledged and celebrated each and every day — in what our students learn and how they interact with one another; and how our teachers and parents engage with black, brown and other minority teachers. We strive to create an inclusive culture where listening and acceptance creates the truest sense of belonging; where we always challenge the paradigms and perceived notions of equality and equity; where we speak up for and against any forms and acts of racism; where we manifest the deepest and most profound new reality that all of our differences, whether ethnicity, race, gender preference, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, religious beliefs, language preference or socio-economic status are a reflection of the beautiful tapestry of the BNS community. As a connected community nurturing our future curious, lifelong learners, we never tire of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. As such, we will endeavor to:
LISTEN to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) and marginalized communities so that we have a true understanding of the varying needs
SUPPORT ideas that are different and feel unconventional
TRAIN our educators and parent community on anti-racist behaviors and language
CREATE curricula, cohorts and student activities that expand minds and introduce our students to diversity
Our Respect for All Liaison Is Joseph Klein. If you or your child has questions or concerns, you can speak with Joseph.
For more information about our curriculum, visit our Curriculum page.