King is a vibrant learning community where we honor cultural differences and each person is valued. In celebration of King's inclusive and diverse global community, flags have been installed in all three divisions that represent the countries native to King's students, parents, faculty, and staff. Following a community survey conducted in the fall, the School identified 65 different countries represented in the King family and the flags of origin were installed, over winter break, in the Upper School lobby, as well as the Middle and Lower Schools.
"Global Education at King develops students' knowledge of the world's cultural diversity within the context of globalization and change. Our flag project embodies our School's multicultural reality and we were excited to welcome students and faculty back to campus this week with the flags installed," comments Dr. Gilles Chosson, Director of Global Education.
Dr. Karen Eshoo, Head of School, adds, "King School is a community that is becoming increasingly more diverse as our nation continues to become more diverse as well. Our flag project recognizes and honors the multitude of cultures and backgrounds of the people with whom we interact every day. Our students, staffulty (faculty & staff) and parents all contribute to our rich environment that prioritizes kindness, character, and inclusion, and that empowers students to make their place in our increasingly complex world."
During the first week after winter break, Dr. Chosson attended the divisional assemblies and explained the importance of the project and what it represents to our community.