Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School (HVS), we are committed to the ongoing work of creating a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion thrive. We uphold the right of students, parents, faculty, and staff to be welcomed, to be valued, and to feel safe. We believe that the free expression of identity is essential for a healthy school community.
We also recognize our particular responsibility to create an inclusive, equitable school culture with particular attention to race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, class, and ability. We believe that each individual is responsible for working to create a more just world, and that those with greater privilege in their positions, identities, and experiences bear greater responsibility for that work.
At HVS, we seek to create just structures in which everyone has a meaningful voice in decisions that impact them. We are committed to addressing, through supportive and restorative approaches, any incidents of bias and discrimination that arise within our school.