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. 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.
We find it important to engage our community with the purpose of education, reconciliation and restoration. Educational institutions have the unique opportunity and obligation to create inclusive, anti-racist learning environments. The cultivation of these types of environments are developed intentionally and are multifaceted. In addition to Dialogues for Justice, all members of Key's faculty and staff are reading Me and White Supremacy this summer. Authored by Layla Saad, this book offers readers a 28-day journey to combat racism through "workbook" activities, cultural and historical information, stories, and definitions. This is just one part of our summer Professional Development that will guide us in strategic planning for inclusivity and justice at Key School.