Diversity and Inclusivity
“Strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.”
An exceptional educational experience involves celebrating the differences among us. While Holland Hall students are well-prepared for the academic rigors of college, they also take with them what they have learned from their peers — a student body comprised of various religious, ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, and other types of backgrounds. As a result, they are ready to lead in the growing number of multicultural settings that await in college and beyond.
The ultimate goal is for every student, faculty member, and family to feel complete ownership in their school community. To help move us toward that end, Holland Hall has a formal statement of diversity and inclusivity adopted by its Board of Trustees. The school also has designated Diversity and Inclusivity Coordinators in the Primary, Middle, and Upper schools who help lead professional development and coordinate other aspects of our work to ensure a welcoming and respectful community for all.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
A culture of inclusion is essential to the mission of an Episcopal school with the Church’s history of passionate advocacy for social justice and human unity. The skills of multiculturalism are essential to the depth of students’ learning and their ability to participate in our interconnected world. We employ these skills to drive academic excellence, embolden students to embrace their own identities, and foster appreciation for the differences of others. We welcome and strive to integrate varying family structures, socio-economic backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, sexual identities, religions, races, and physical and cognitive capabilities. In every aspect of school life, Holland Hall commits to teaching and challenging our community to discard stereotypes, embrace inclusion, and practice radical empathy.
Diversity and Inclusion statement approved by Holland Hall Board of Trustees, April 2016.