MHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
At Miss Hall’s School, we champion social justice; insist that all community members demonstrate respect for each other through words and actions; and affirm that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to learning and problem solving, discovery and personal growth, and cultivating empathy and cultural competency. Guided by these beliefs, and with the understanding that being an inclusive community requires ongoing work and commitment, we foster cross-cultural dialogue and allyship to honor and celebrate our diverse community.
Social Justice is the active process of identifying and dismantling systems of oppression and privilege in order to achieve equity.
Diversity is the range of differences among groups of people and individuals that is necessary to achieve excellence in all areas of school life and beyond. These differences include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability, and religion.
Equity is fair and just access to opportunities and resources, in recognition of the advantages and disadvantages that have historically existed and still exist.
Inclusion is the intentional, active, and continuous celebration of and engagement with diversity to ensure that every community member feels valued and experiences a deep sense of belonging.
Cultural Competency is the ongoing process of knowing one’s own cultural identities and biases and recognizing how these affect interactions, in order to communicate and connect effectively across cultures.