D-E prides itself on following through its to "embrace diversity" by being a welcoming, inclusive and equitable institution for students and adults across race-ethnicity-culture, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, and sexual orientation. Reflective of the rich diversity of our school community, our equity-diversity initiatives educate, expose, and enlighten us, encouraging us into dialogue across our differences and commonalities.
Student, educator and parental involvement and collaboration are critical in our special multicultural, multi-identity community. Our Upper School and Middle School students have opportunities to be active in conversations, numerous clubs and groups focused on diversity dialogue. We offer our students diversity leadership training at school and at local, regional and national conferences and workshops. Several Parent Affinity Groups
are active at school, offering events and celebrations of cultural communities. In the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools our students' awareness and appreciation for diversity is encouraged through the academic curriculum, and through division-wide assemblies and programs recognizing a range of cultures and identities, along with opportunities to reflect on community-diversity matters.
The ultimate goal of our diversity initiatives is to support the mission of the school and to foster learning and engagement in matters of equity inclusion for all members of the D-E community.