Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
National Presbyterian School Diversity Statement
National Presbyterian School is committed to being a community of inclusion that respects the uniqueness and dignity of each individual in a manner consistent with the School’s Core Values.
We believe that diversity is more than tolerance or accommodation but is rather an informed understanding and acceptance of people, whose sense of identity is shaped by many factors, which, for example, may be influenced by race, color, or national origin, religion or creed, gender, sexual orientation, family composition, economic status, age, learning style or physical ability.
We believe such inclusivity is an ongoing process that enriches our school community and prepares our children for a global, multicultural world.
We are committed to building a diverse community and supporting students, parents, faculty and staff through classroom instruction, professional development, and extra-curricular programming.
Revised by the faculty and staff of National Presbyterian School and endorsed by the NPS Board of Trustees, September 2016.
The NPS Approach to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
NPS is strategic and intentional in its approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The school strives to create an environment where each member of the community feels known and loved for who they are through a four-pronged approach: hiring teachers of diverse backgrounds, recruiting families of diverse backgrounds, ensuring that diverse perspectives are reflected in the curriculum, and offering ongoing professional development in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The School also employs a Diversity Coordinator who serves as a resource for parents, students, and educators, and who leads the school’s annual Summer Diversity Institute, which attracts educators from the DC area and beyond.