In response to the outrage and pain across our country sparked by the killing of George Floyd, and the sharing of stories of racism within our own school community, College Prep renews its commitment to centering the work of racial justice and equity across all aspects of school life.
Although the School has walked the path of equity and inclusion for many years, we have gone neither fast nor far enough. We hear and acknowledge the destructive and pernicious role of anti-Black racism and white supremacy within institutions, including our own.
We recommit our energy and resources to creating a transformed learning environment where each student is cared for, supported equitably, and prepared to participate in the creation of a more racially just world. The Board of Trustees Equity and Inclusion Committee is working with the school community to catalyze and guide this work.
Building on the School’s existing equity frameworks for bias management, cultural competency, and service leadership, we will focus on the five areas of commitment that follow. The School will begin work immediately in each area, while also building out longer term initiatives based on our learnings and experiences.