Diversity & Inclusion

At St. Anne’s we seek to create an environment in which differences are honored and celebrated.

We believe that including people with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences enriches our community, makes our learning environment more intellectually stimulating, and helps children learn the crucial skill of working productively with people different from themselves.

We aspire to create a community in which diversity thrives through our classroom and programs, admissions, hiring, and board recruitment practices, our student and adult diversity committees, and our academic studies.

Together we seek to foster a community that is sensitive to issues of social justice, mindful of the experiences people of diverse backgrounds have in our school, and active in its pursuit of equity and justice within our school community, as well as beyond our campus borders

St. Anne’s Statement of

Our Commitment to Diversity

St. Anne’s is committed to nurturing a learning community that is free from intolerance and prejudice. We seek to witness to the splendor of God’s creation and to honor the dignity of the individual human spirit by including faculty, students, administrators, staff, and trustees from diverse cultural, racial, religious, family and economic backgrounds in our community. The rich diversities of people and the many perspectives they bring serve to enhance the quality of educational experiences at our school. An active diversity committee including teachers, parents and board members meets regularly.

Student Diversity

Leadership Council

In the winter of 2013, St. Anne’s created a Student Diversity Leadership Council. This group of Middle School students and advisors joined together with the common goal of learning more about the similarities and differences of the people who make up our diverse community.

Council members attend workshops and conferences with the goal of furthering their diversity education. Specific attitudes and areas of bias they are exploring are based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. Their goal is share what they have learned with the collective student body and faculty.

Useful Links

Teaching Tolerance

NAIS Diversity & Inclusion Resources

(National Association of Independent Schools)

211 Silver Lake Rd, Middletown, DE 19709
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