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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

The Pennfield School believes that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are essential to the success of our mission. We are committed to the Pennfield values of joy, understanding, and respect. All members of The Pennfield School community—students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and trustees—will honor, embrace, and empower difference and individuality daily.

  • Pennfield’s commitment to diversity goes beyond visible differences. It encompasses various backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and ideas.

  • Equity is practiced in all areas of school programming. Pennfield strives to create an environment where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

  • Through intentional and inclusive practices, we aim to remove barriers that may hinder any member of our community from reaching their full potential. We are an inclusive community where all members are seen, challenged, affirmed, respected, and valued.

  • Belonging is the cornerstone of our school community. By creating an environment where each person is seen, heard, and valued, we cultivate a sense of belonging where everyone in our community is not only respected and accepted but where each individual’s experience and background is shared and embraced.

Pennfield values difference and honors a diversity of perspectives that includes, but is not limited to, age, religion, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender, physical ability, and family structure.

*The Pennfield School DEIB statement is a living document and is subject to regular review and updates to reflect evolving diversity and inclusion goals and priorities.