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.
Our commitment to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive future:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are deeply ingrained in the ethos of Margaret Chadwick, our founder, who believed in a school community that reflects a “dipperful of humanity” in which “the winds that blow so vigorously across our beautiful acres will one day sweep away all prejudices.” We continue to aspire for this idealized vision while recognizing the essential work to be done and actions still to be taken to create a more equitable and inclusive Chadwick for our entire community. During this long-awaited moment in our nation when we are confronting injustice and racism with a heightened urgency and renewed commitment to equity for all, Chadwick’s participation in this movement is paramount and DEI will be a central lens in all that we do.
This commitment to DEI is a collaboration and a partnership among our administration, faculty, staff, students, parents, the board, and alumni. Equity work must be prioritized and personal to all of us. As we confront our opportunities for growth and aspire to progress further, we all must participate in blowing those winds of change across our campus toward a more equitable community.
Chadwick School Diversity Statement
Our founder Margaret Chadwick'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's Anti-Discrimination Statement
Chadwick School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national or ethnic origin or ancestry in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics and other after-school programs.
*2021-22 DEI Events will be updated at a later date.*
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator
Focus areas: Upper School Student Support, Strategic Planning,
Faculty and Staff Inclusivity and Retention, Communications
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator
Focus areas: Curriculum, Alumni Outreach
La Tonya Walker
Associate Director of DEI
Focus areas: Village School Student Support, Parent Outreach,
Faculty and Staff Inclusivity and Retention
*Additional affinity groups as requested.