Carlthorp firmly believes that creating an environment of belonging for each and every member of our community should be central to everything we do. We understand that each individual is unique, and honor each person's background and experiences. We aim to discover our similarities and celebrate our differences to promote understanding, reflective of the world around us. We want every member of our community to know that they are seen, they are heard, they are validated, they are affirmed, and that they belong.
In support of our mission, we strive to continuously create an environment that nurtures growth for our students and the entire community. Impactful educational communities are inclusive, collaborative, and ever-evolving. Our school works to explore issues of racism, sexism, religious intolerance, heterosexism, and ableism. Our approach includes empathy, connection, questioning, sharing, curiosity, listening, and understanding. Carlthorp School is strategically and thoughtfully addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our school constituencies. It is vital that each member actively engages and participates and is seen as a valuable contributor.
Led by Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Tasha Johnson and Director of Community Engagement and Belonging Cyreeta Sharp, our work is fluid, allowing for our community to be reflective and intentional in the ways we ensure a sense of belonging for all. Our approach to DEI is holistic and inclusive of all constituencies, especially the students, parents, faculty and staff, and Board of Trustees.