Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion
As part of our educational mission, GSA is committed to actively fostering a diverse, inclusive, and culturally competent community. We believe that a diverse community benefits all learners; therefore, we intentionally work to increase our student and faculty diversity, to promote an inclusive curriculum, and to advance the cultural competency in our faculty, staff, students, and families. We define diversity as a difference in ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ideology, family of origin, family makeup, and learning style. Through focused dialogue and learning experiences, we acknowledge the complexity of our multicultural world and equip our community to contribute productively to this world.
Initiatives and Progress
- A diversity coordinator oversees diversity initiatives, works directly with families and trains teachers to improve the diversity of our curriculum.
- All of our faculty have received diversity training and 85% of our faculty (excluding new hires) have participated in intensive and ongoing professional development partnering with the National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project.
- GSA sends faculty representatives to NAIS’s People of Color Conference annually.
- GSA offers a year-long series of diversity workshops for parents based on the National SEED Project model.
- Middle school students attend a full day SEED workshop followed by a series of brown bag lunches exploring diversity concepts such as privilege, implicit bias, equity, systemic racism and gender inequality.
Diversity Benefits for all Students Include:
- Improved cognitive skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving and decision making.
- Reducing stereotypes and prejudice.
- Higher levels of cultural competence.
- Expansive thinking and points of view.
- Preparation for adulthood in an increasingly diverse society, economy, and workforce.
The Girls’ School shall admit students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or sexual orientation, in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school sponsored programs.