The recent, senseless deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor, have sparked an outpouring of emotions and highlighted the inequities and injustices faced by people of color in our country. We want to openly share that we stand united with our Black community at home and across the nation. We repudiate systemic injustice that is rooted in racist ideology as well as the culture that allows that ideology to exist. We believe that racism and prejudice are unacceptable in our society and we grieve the losses and trauma that have resulted from decades of systematic racism in our country.
It is with this in mind that we humbly reflect upon our mission statement for guidance: Preparing the leaders of tomorrow to have the curiosity to discover, the wisdom to learn, and the courage to lead. It is our charge to help our children discover the value in all people, learn to love and respect one another, and lead us to a more just and equitable society so that the pain experienced by people of color in this generation will not be endured by the next.
As a school, we are not merely issuing a statement. With the names of the victims on our lips, in our minds, and held close to our hearts, we renew our commitment to nurturing classrooms where diversity is lovingly welcomed, acknowledged, and celebrated. We will continue to improve our teaching, our classrooms, and our school so that their deaths and the deaths of so many others are not in vain.
With love and solidarity on behalf of our entire staff and administration,
Head of School
Preschool & Transitional Kindergarten