Nichols School will endeavor to embrace and sustain diversity of all forms of human identity. It is the School’s desire to foster multiculturalism within our community and to respect, nurture and sustain the unique traits of our constituent members in an institution that is welcoming, inclusive and safe.
We believe that a celebration of our differences and similarities will enrich the social and academic fabric of our community and achieve the aims set forth in our School’s mission statement and core values. Our intention is to create an inclusive campus culture built upon a shared vision and understanding of human diversity along the lines of but not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, religion, gender, ability, age and sexual orientation as outlined in the NAIS Principles of Good Practice.
As the classroom is the heart of the School, we seek to foster multiculturalism and equity in our curriculum and our classroom practices. It is our aim to provide a complete and challenging academic experience for our students while providing them with life skills to explore, manage investigate and search for educational, personal and social diversity as they strive to build more just and equitable communities.
The School recognizes that constructive discourse within the community promotes learning, understanding and respect. As a result, it is our desire to support, expand and implement multicultural programs and curricula to raise awareness and appreciation of diversity among faculty, staff, students and their families.
Nichols School will continue to seek out and support diverse faculty, staff and students to create a multicultural School community that reflects the increasing diversity of our local, national and global community.
School contacts for multicultural activities:
Caitlin Crowell, Upper School