Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Rippowam Cisqua School embraces and seeks the opportunity to engage meaningfully and purposefully with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize the common humanity of all people and teach understanding and respect for the differences among us. From the age appropriate exploration of one’s own self-defining characteristics to the examination of topics and materials that contrast personal worldview, Rippowam Cisqua is committed to challenging each child and adult to foster greater empathy, understanding, and appreciation for their fellow humans. As a school focused on the pursuit of joyous and enlightened learning, we believe in honoring every member of our community as both valued and essential to our collective growth. Cultural awareness is an essential component of an education that prepares our students for the global society in which they live, and we strive to graduate individuals who seek intellectual and personal connections with people of different backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives in the pursuit of the greater goal of making our society more empathetic, equitable, and just.