National Cathedral School pursues its goal of Educating Women for the World by honoring the diversity of background, culture, and perspective within this community. We aim to provide an environment where each student’s identity and individual story has space to mature and to inform her days at NCS. That identity is invariably unique as it reflects race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, family history, body image, abilities, and beliefs. Our appreciation of what each person brings to the school comes to life in vibrant community gatherings as well as in a rigorous academic program, and this prepares our students for their time beyond NCS.
We treasure the ongoing process of cultivating each student’s identity as she grows in our community. It challenges all of us – students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and our governing board – to play our part in ensuring that each student feels supported and fully able to take advantage of NCS’s opportunities. To do so, we strive to imbue our classrooms with informed multicultural curriculum and pedagogy, to design student life programs that encourage inclusivity, and to surround ourselves with a diverse group of students and teachers that enrich our daily interactions. We invite you to be part of this journey. So much good work has already been done, and there is so much more we can do as we learn from each other through our connections to National Cathedral School.
— Rachael Flores
Director of Diversity and Multicultural Education