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Mission Statement

Chadwick Schools develop global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge and the ability to lead.

At Our Core
Competencies Values
Critical & Creative Thinking
Character
Courage
Communication
Collaboration
Cultural Competence
Honesty 
Fairness
Responsibility
Respect
Compassion

For more details on Chadwick's Core Competencies, click here.

 

Chadwick School Diversity Statement

 A strong feeling of belonging to each other and of belonging to the whole family of man develops and once a child has grasped the concept of ‘we’ as meaning ‘old and young, rich and poor, of every color and all nations,’ he has found himself at home in the World.

(Margaret Chadwick, 1963)

Our founder’s insight into the makeup of an ideal learning experience was far ahead of its time and is chronicled in her book A Dipperful of Humanity—The Chadwick Adventure in Education. Chadwick School sustains and seeks to expand Mrs. Chadwick’s remarkable vision by developing and enhancing in our students the knowledge, skills and empathic orientation required to understand multiple perspectives and to thrive and lead in an increasingly interconnected world.

To Further Chadwick’s Core Values:

Chadwick School has a clear imperative to honor its core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, compassion and fairness by providing an atmosphere that embraces diversity and models inclusiveness.  We do this in a way that acknowledges race, gender, economic background, sexual orientation, ethnicity, ability, family structure, national origin and religious belief, both in lived experience and curricular material.

To Provide an Exceptional Educational Experience:

Chadwick is committed to providing the highest quality education, an endeavor that requires a diverse and inclusive environment.  Our culture of active inquiry and open discussion promotes students’ ability to discern both shared and divergent values and sensibilities, while always using the Core Values as a compass to understand local and global perspectives.  Chadwick students will learn to engage and communicate across differences, to challenge stereotypes and to find, understand and respect commonalities among individuals of all backgrounds.

To Prepare Our Students for a Closely Connected World:

Chadwick students will be led on a journey of self-discovery.  The lived experience of Chadwick students, both inside and outside the classroom, prepares them to engage and thrive as leaders by example in the world.  Through our learning environment and in all of our programs, students experience the important dynamic between individuality and social responsibility.

Chadwick is committed to:

  • Intentionally seeking Margaret Chadwick’s “dipperful of humanity” by enrolling a student body that represents a broad range of cultural, ethnic, racial, religious and economic backgrounds, and hiring a diverse faculty and administration that provides positive role models across identities.
  • Appointing a Board of Trustees from a broad range of cultural, ethnic, racial, religious and economic backgrounds to ensure multiple perspectives.
  • Training faculty to recognize and understand the variety of needs among the student body and helping them to create inclusive environments that maximize the positive possibilities that come with having a truly diverse student population.
  • Providing effective orientation, support and retention of students, faculty, administrators, staff, parents and trustees, by recognizing the variety of needs amongst our community members.
  • Providing a wide range of possibilities for students to experience the world, including those that arise from having campuses on two continents.



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Chadwick School is a private, K-12 co-educational school dedicated to developing global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge and the ability to lead. Located on a 45-acre hilltop on the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula, we aim to bring out the best in our students through experiential learning, one-on-one mentoring, unparalleled global opportunities, an outstanding athletics program, highly accredited outdoor education experiences and an award-winning visual and performing arts program. We are pleased that more than 800 students from over 45 Southern California communities have chosen to call Chadwick "home."

Chadwick School / 26800 South Academy Drive, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274 / 310-377-1543
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