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Diversity

At Shore Country Day School, we endeavor to develop responsible, well-rounded students who find strength in diversity, appreciate differences, and recognize the need for mutual respect among all individuals. We pursue diversity in the composition of our student body, faculty, staff, administration, and trustees. It is our belief this richness should extend to all aspects of life within our community.
 
In striving to provide students an intellectually challenging climate, we commit to examining preconceptions, considering a range of views, and exploring multiple ways of thinking. We believe that one’s experience is shaped by many factors including race, religion, gender identity, age, class, ethnicity, family structure, ability, and sexual orientation. The experience and understanding of such diversity foster students’ critical thinking, self-confidence, and personal integrity, preparing them for participation in a closely connected global community. The advancement of diversity at Shore Country Day School strengthens our educational mission, promotes a healthy and vibrant community, and honors the humanity and potential of each of its members.

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  • Students

    Shore students participate annually in a number of diversity-related, national school events.
    Shore students participate annually in a number of diversity-related, national school events:
    • Mix It Up at Lunch Day
    • Day of Silence
    • No Name Calling Week 
    Students representing diversity annually take part in the:
    • Middle School Students of Color Conference
    • People of Color Conference
    Shore students and families attend:
    • Acapalooza, our annual a cappella entertainment event, which also serves as a fundraiser to support diversity initiatives
    • The Annual MLK, Jr. Dinner, which unites over 300 members of the Shore community in a potluck event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrate Shore’s own diversity; student participation and professional performances make this a special evening.
  • Parents

    Over 10 years ago, a group of parents and faculty came together to form a discussion alliance to support diversity issues, know today as Shore's Community Connection to support diversity at Shore.
    Community Connection is a group of parents, administrators, faculty, and staff who embrace Shore’s commitment to develop responsible, well-rounded students who find strength in diversity and appreciate differences. Diversity at Shore takes many forms – racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, family structure and we strive to address all of these in some way in our programming throughout the year.

    The Annual M.L.K., Jr., Dinner unites over 300 members of the Shore community in a potluck event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrate Shore’s own diversity. 
  • Faculty and Staff

    Shore Faculty and Staff are committed to building their own multicultural awareness in order to help students learn how to appreciate differences.
    • New faculty and staff participate in diversity training and in house workshops on multiculturalism in the classroom each August
    • Annually, a group of 8-10 faculty members attend the Diversity Conference hosted by the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE)
    • Annually, faculty participate in NAIS People of Color Conference (POCC) and White Privilege Conference
    • Faculty participates with parents at Shore's Community Connection conversations to support diversity
    • Faculty participate in S.E.E.D. (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) seminars addressing topics and exploring effective ways to bring multiculturalism into the classroom.