Diversity and Equity


Village School honors all aspects of the human experience. Education and brain development research have shown that when students feel safe and appreciated in a classroom, learning and memory flourish. In tandem with this, a school climate in which the human experience is appreciated and celebrated also allows all students to grow academically and emotionally.

This acceptance allows Village School students to bring the best version of themselves onto our campus every day. When students are appreciated for their authentic selves, nothing prevents achievement. This builds confidence in each student as well as an awareness that other people are equally deserving of respect. Going into their future armed with not only academic strength but also cultural strength ensures all of our students will thrive and succeed.

Our students’ future will be one of nonstop collaborating, connecting across boundaries and working with people of various beliefs, thoughts, abilities, and backgrounds. Therefore, today Village School is providing our students with classroom experiences, school wide assemblies, and special events to enhance their cultural competence in preparation for their upcoming world

Diversity Mission Statement

Village School is committed to fostering a community that honors the diversity of the human experience. We believe race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, family dynamic and socioeconomic status to be examples of what constitutes diversity in our community. We are devoted to cultivating and sustaining a safe environment that empowers individuals and groups to celebrate their culture, heritage and identity. Through affirmation and education, we strive to build and support an open and inclusive community dedicated to the principle of respect.

 

CODIE

Committee on Diversity, Inclusivity
and Equity


CODIE is a subcommittee of the board of trustees comprised of board members faculty administrators, and parents. CODIE focuses on ways to promote and cultivate diversity within the parent community.


 

Kaleidoscope

Conversations about Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice

During our parent discussion group Kaleidoscope, we talk about and share our own journeys through self-identities, social identity groups and those moments in our lives when we have felt like "the other"
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On Campus Events

Cultural Fair 2015

Cultural Fair 2019






Special Events for Students

Guest Speakers for Parents



Eric Wlasak
Diversity and Equity Coordinator

310-459-8411 x 612