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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity Statement
Catherine Cook School is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and compassionate community grounded in a culture of integrity.

Catherine Cook has chosen diversity as one of the five core values that characterizes the culture of our school. We define diversity as the range of differences between people, including racial, socio-economic, cultural or ethnic/language, physical ability, age, gender and gender identity, sexual identity, and religious differences. Our 2013 Strategic Plan states that we will: “Create and implement an authentic diversity initiative with clear/understandable goals, including support and education components to ensure successful implementation.”

Diversity sustains the health of a school while reflecting and enriching the community in which it exists. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of the school through a variety of initiatives, including, but not limited to: making diversity a consideration in all of our hiring decisions; making financial assistance available and raising the community’s awareness about the importance of socio-economic diversity; and providing our faculty and staff with effective tools for engaging with a diverse student and parent community.