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Equity & Inclusion

Mens Conscia Recti inspires us not only to be aware of what is right, but also to act on our beliefs. As a dynamic and engaged learning community, we believe that excellence stems from our members’ diverse backgrounds and life experiences. In our everyday interactions, policies, practices, and programs we aspire to be an inclusive school that lives its commitment to equity, empathy, cultural competence, and respect.
We work to achieve this by encouraging and developing responsibility, respect, empathy, and cross-cultural competence through our everyday interactions, hiring practices, enrollment processes, and programming. Students at College Prep are actively engaged in inspiring and educating themselves and others regarding matters of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice.

equity & inclusion opportunities

Diversity-related programming permeates much of campus life. Student-led clubs such as the Asian American Association, Black Student and Faculty Union, Feminist Union, Gender and Sexuality Awareness Club, Jewish Student Union, Latinos Unidos, Middle Eastern Heritage Club, and SWIRL (students with interracial lives) meet regularly for discussion, activity, and connection.

Each year a small group of College Prep faculty and students attend the People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference. Faculty and Board of Trustee members have attended the weeklong Diversity Leadership Institute put on by the National Association of Independent Schools. 

Student Discussions Forums convene throughout the year to discuss to diversity-related current events.

Connections, Pride, and Spirit Day is an annual diversity event featuring workshops, presentations, and performances.

Admissions Diversity Evening is a chance for prospective College Prep students and families to hear from student diversity leaders on campus. This year's event is on January 12, 2016 at 7pm in the Buttner Auditorium.

STARTING WITH US: OUR TEAM IN ACTION

 
Our Purpose
Ensure wellness and well-being to:
  • Inspire to be intellectually adventurous, ethically sure-footed and generous of heart and spirit
  • Invest in their development by leveraging students strengths and seizing opportunities for growth
  • Empower students to serve the community in a meaningful and positive way

Our Practice
Inspire and empower through:
  • Bias Management: Our implicit and explicit control over the inclination or perspectives formed by experience that is generally judgmental; ascribing value, of something.
  • Cultural Competence: The ability to apply one’s knowledge, awareness and skills to facilitate dignified and respectful interactions among and across a variety of cultural groups.
  • Service Leadership: Philosophy and set of leadership practices whereby the servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly possible.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

The College Preparatory School admits students of any race, national and ethnic origin, creed, physical ability, economic status, gender identity, or sexual orientation to enjoy all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at the school. The school applies all legal non-discrimination standards to school-administered programs, administrative practices, and in support of all members of the community.

The College Preparatory School

mens conscia recti

a mind aware of what is right
Photo Credit: Dan Battle, Mark Compton, Bosky Frederick, Polly Lockman, Richard Wheeler, and Jonathan Zucker.