Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Middlesex embraces inclusivity as a vital principle of our philosophy, pedagogy, and culture. Today our diverse classrooms and programs help to prepare our students to successfully navigate, participate in, and lead a diverse and global community.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core strengths of Middlesex School. The values associated with diversity, equity, and inclusion resonate throughout the culture of the school. The senior equity and inclusion officers are key contributors helping to foster an inclusive and healthy community for all members of the Middlesex School. From their very first day on campus, these leaders begin assisting in the facilitation of programs during senior leadership and new student orientation programs.
Throughout the course of the year there is robust curricular and co-curricular programming. The programing includes: senior leadership training, new student orientation, community lunches, spectrum dialogues, MLK Day, Diversity Symposium weekend, affinity groups, clubs, and collaboration with Global Studies on Dialogues Across Differences and collaboration with the deans office on programs such as senior leadership, community life, Choices, and Connections. In addition, students have the opportunity to engage in collaborative meetings with other schools and in programs run by outside organizations.
The initiatives contained within the diversity, equity, and inclusion programs are not add-ons to the Middlesex community, but instead they are integral aspects of the school community. That acceptance as part of the fabric of the school is possible because of the great work that has been already done and that overlaps with so many aspects of school life such as: global studies, community life, choices, connections, spiritual & ethical education, and mindfulness. Combined we help to enable Middlesex students to demonstrate empathy, a willingness to listen and learn from others, an eagerness to engage, and the confidence to speak up and out to assist themselves and those around them.