Diversity

Diversity Mission Statement

The Acorn Hill Faculty and Board are strongly committed to nurturing a school community that reflects the rich diversity of our surrounding community. On November 27, 2000 our Board formally adopted this resolution:

Faculty and Board of Acorn Hill consider racism and any form of discrimination to be totally unacceptable. We fundamentally reject any view which questions the equal value of every individual. We explicitly reject any racial doctrine attributed to or inferred from the ideas of Rudolf Steiner or any other person.”

Our ongoing work with diversity, equity and justice has led us into an inquiry of the benefits of racial and ethnic diversity for the individual child and for the Acorn Hill community. We hold an evolving vision for advancing diversity in our consciousness, our curriculum and our community, and appreciate the willingness of our Acorn Hill community to confront societal issues in order to strengthen our program and better serve the children of our area. Recognizing that we all benefit from greater diversity within our school, we are committed to this principle:

Acorn Hill commits to making our school a place where families, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds feel welcomed and expressly valued. Our faculty and staff strive to bring students to an understanding and experience of the common humanity of all the world’s people–transcending stereotypes, prejudices, and divisive barriers. We will undertake the work necessary to prepare our children and ourselves for the challenges and joys of life in a diverse society.”