Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Key

Since its inception, Key School has encouraged independent thinking and openness to differing ideas and perspectives. We believe that we learn and grow both as individuals and as a school community when students and adults of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and identities develop an understanding of and respect for our commonalities and differences. This is vital to fulfilling Key’s promise to prepare our students for the challenges and responsibilities they will assume within an increasingly connected yet diverse and pluralistic world community.

Therefore, we seek a student body, faculty, staff, administration, and governing board that reflect diversity across a broad spectrum, including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, family composition, socioeconomic background, political viewpoint, and religion. While we are committed to acknowledging the varied beliefs and values of every individual who is part of our community, our first priority is to the Mission of our School, especially in sustaining an ethical school culture that respects the dignity of every human being.

Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we approach the holiday in which we honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we should pause and reflect as a community.  Dr. King once said “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”   Consider the courage that he demonstrated, when his message was unpopular and unfamiliar. In a community like ours, we have an amazing opportunity and an obligation to use our voices to advance issues that impact those around us.  

Dr. King would have been 91 years old on January 15, 2020.  In his short life, his impact shaped the way we think about freedom and resistance.  As you consider ways to honor Dr. King’s legacy, remember his commitment to service and justice.

Here is a listing of celebrations happening this weekend and Monday, as well as ongoing community service projects, that my colleagues on Key’s Administrative Team and I hope you will find of interest.   

Jenifer Moore
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion