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King Celebrates Culturally Diverse Community with Campus-Wide Flag Installation


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.

The full list of countries represented at King is:


Angola

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Bermuda

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

Chile

China

Colombia

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

Finland

France


Germany

Ghana

Greece

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

Ireland

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Latvia

Lebanon

Macedonia

Mexico

Montenegro

Morocco

The Netherlands

Pakistan

Peru

The Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Romania

Russia

Saint Lucia

Slovakia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Turkey

Uganda

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States

Venezuela