Earlier this week, the PA King Inclusion and Diversity Committee (KInD) sponsored a breakfast meeting with Head of School Karen Eshoo, who offered insight about the definitions of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Diversity & Inclusion
King School, as an inclusive educational community, embraces and values the unique qualities and traits of its members. King recognizes that an informed understanding of one’s own identity not only contributes to the development of a healthy, empowered young adult, but also enhances the learning experience for each and every member of the community. King celebrates its growing diversity through the exploration and discovery of individuals including, but not limited to, their race, class, gender, religion and sexual orientation.
By honoring cultural differences and intellectual diversity, we create a vibrant learning community where each person is valued.
King nurtures an environment in which each individual strives for wisdom and goodness found through a deep understanding of equity, fairness, and cultural inclusion. King believes that healthy identity development is essential to the academic, social, and emotional growth of our students. We model these values throughout our PreK-Grade 12 globally-integrated curriculum, our diverse community, and our ongoing calendar of cultural events.
Ultimately, our goal is to prepare students to become contributing members of a multicultural and interconnected society.
To round out Homecoming weekend, student-athletes from the fall sports teams welcomed over 125 runners, volunteers, alumni, family members, and friends to the 6th Annual King Cares 5K. The event benefits two non-profit organizations, the Orphaned Starfish Foundation (OSF) and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Stamford and Greenwich.
Grade 3 spent the day with Lady Liberty on Tuesday, April 24 with a visit to Ellis Island that culminated their year-long study on the city of Stamford and immigration.
On Sunday April 15, King students and faculty attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference hosted by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).
In early April, students, faculty, and parents enjoyed the cultural immersion and fantastic food at the annual Multicultural Fair. The Parents' Association's Parents Diversity Committee (PDC) organized the event, which consists of parent-sponsored tables that showcase a country's culture, customs, and food as well as facts about the country.
The Grade 8 Japanese School partnership has been part of the MS curriculum for eight years and seeks to create social connections for students. Our students learn to acknowledge and respect a culture much different than their own and practice kindness with a diverse group of kids. These are the important themes and beauty of the partnership and the cornerstone of our Virtues.
The topics of diversity and inclusion discussed on MLK Day are an important part of our curriculum. At King, we are guided by the School's Mission, Diversity Policy Statement, and Virtues of Integrity, Kindness, Perseverance and Respect
On Friday, January 27, Faculty and Students gathered around campus to celebrate the Chinese New Year - the Year of the Rooster.
On Thursday, January 12, students and faculty honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with several presentations on MLK's message of inclusivity.