Equity and Inclusion
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are embraced as a strengthening principle across all areas of the institution. We strive to sustain a community that reflects the great diversity of the Bay Area. We seek to establish an inclusive learning environment in which differences are understood and celebrated. We acknowledge that growth is an ongoing process that calls on the qualities of commitment, cooperation, and respect that are at the heart of our school community. The work is overseen by the school’s governing bodies and in collaboration with the Multicultural Council.
"While we continue to uphold our stated mission, we know that our values are only as important as how we actually implement them. That is why we believe that we must recognize and play an important part in transforming the historical and contemporary injustices faced by so many in our country... We explicitly reject any theory or statement in Rudolf Steiner’s work that characterizes or judges individual human beings as superior or inferior based on racial, gender, ethnic or other group identity. We honor what diversity brings to the richness of human perspective."
The school is committed to expanding the socioeconomic diversity of our student population. Over 40% of our families receive tuition assistance.
Established in 2015, this fund that supports tuition assitance honors Diane David, a longtime early childhood educator, parent, and advocate for socioeconomic diversity.
“We stand alongside our fellow human beings. We are equal in our right to access education, and in particular Waldorf education. We listen to each other and work in solidarity. And we cede leadership to communities who are directly affected by a problem we are trying to address. Our school is committed to these goals. We know it can be uncomfortable at times, and that it takes training and growth, but the school has put in a lot of striving to this end, and we are not stopping.”
Madhulika Chambers, Spring Night 2019
Board of Trustees