Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A group of St. Paul's middle school boys pose for a photo outside the school.

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.
St. Paul's teacher, Mr. K, poses with a student during pajama day.

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

Defining DEI

Two St. Paul's first graders play together in their common area.

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

Highlighting our Ongoing Work

A group of St. Paul's 4th grade girls work together on a project.
Ms. Aycart teaches a group of students during a St. Paul's Spanish class.

Title IX Sexual Harassment Response Training

The following information is provided in response to 34 C.F.R. Part 106.8 of the 2020 Title IX Regulations, mandating notice of a nondiscrimination policy and adoption and publication of grievance procedures that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints. In accordance with Title IX, St. Paul's does not, and is required not to, discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. The requirement not to discriminate extends to employment. As a school serving students in kindergarten through grade 8, the school is not subject to provisions in Title IX Regulations (Subpart C) prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in admissions and recruitment. However, St. Paul's does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admissions or transfer requests. 

St. Paul's has designated and authorized the following employee as the Title IX Coordinator to address concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and gender-based harassment: 

Luci Hoad, lhoad@speds.org

All materials used to train Title IX personnel can be found here.

Further information about community expectations can be found in the Student Handbook.