Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
St. Paul’s welcomes and values people regardless of differences including, but not limited to, age, race, culture, religion, socioeconomic status, perspectives, physical ability, education, family composition, sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
As an Episcopal school, we are called to love our neighbor, to strive for justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being.
St. Paul’s is committed to the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) Principles of Good Practice for Equity and Justice, including:
- Episcopal schools promote the benefits of a pluralistic school community.
- Episcopal Schools integrate issues of justice and equity into the curriculum.
- Episcopal school chapel and worship underscore issues of justice and equity.
Through our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, we seek to create and sustain a school culture that advances the dignity and well-being of each person and promotes a genuine sense of belonging.
By affirming our similarities and celebrating our differences, our students learn to lead with open hearts and minds, with understanding, and with love. At St. Paul’s, we believe every person’s voice adds value, and together, we can foster an environment of empathy, inclusivity, and respect.
Episcopal schools have long understood that multiple voices and perspectives are necessary for sound learning and wise decision making. To this end, Episcopal schools strive to be inclusive communities that promote open and reasoned dialogue that breaks down barriers and promotes human understanding. From The National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) Principles of Good Practice for Equity and Justice
Diversity is the representation of all our varied identities and differences (race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, tribe, caste, socio-economic status, thinking and communication styles, etc.), collectively and as individuals.
Equity seeks to ensure fair treatment, equality of opportunity, and fairness in access to information and resources for all.
Inclusion builds a culture of belonging by actively inviting the contribution and participation of all people.
Source: Ford Foundation