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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Initiative 8

Refine the School’s Statement of Core Values


To support the behaviors in which our community needs to engage on a daily basis to live into the school’s diversity statement; to deepen the school’s practice of ethical responsibility


  • Review of existing core values statement from Founding Board of Trustees

  • Core values workshops with Academic Leadership

  • Research on various industry core value statements 

  • Planning session to map out how existing mission statement, diversity statement and athletics core values work together

On Deck

  • Survey community members (students, parents, faculty, staff, administration and Board of Trustees) to identify themes related to positive and negative behaviors witnessed in the community to inform final core values

  • Revise core values statement

  • Launch and start implementation of core values statement

  • Community Life: “Implicit and Unconscious Bias: Bridging the Distance Between Professed Values and Daily Behaviors” by Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (March 2021)



Initiative Team Members

Susan Woods, Director of Community & Inclusion, lead

Tim Betzala, Assistant Head of School & Dean of Faculty

Alfie Hobbs, Head of Upper School

Jed Stotsenberg, Assistant Director of Athletics