Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

For Students

Student opportunities for leadership in DEI, and affinity spaces at NCS have included: 
  • Asian Student Union
  • Black Student Union
  • Diversity Forum
  • Equity Board
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance
  • Intersectionality Board
  • Jewish Student Union
  • Kente Cloth Ceremony
  • Latinx Student Union
  • MLK Day Program
  • South Asian and Middle Eastern Union
  • Student Diversity Leadership Conference
  • Vernot-Jonas Family Fellowship
  • White Antiracist Allyship Club

For Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff opportunities for leadership and education in DEI, and affinity spaces at NCS have included: 
  • Advance White Awareness for Racial Equity 
  • Asian/Asian American affinity space
  • Beyond Episcopal affinity space
  • Black Girls Rock 
  • Diversity Forum
  • Faculty and Staff Diversity Committee
  • In(clusive) House Professional Development Day 
  • Latino/a affinity space
  • LGBTQ+ affinity space
  • MLK Day Program 
  • Men in Alliance
  • People of Color affinity space
  • People of Color Conference
  • SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity)
  • Upper School Student Life Committee

Divisional Opportunities for a Deeper Dive

  • Current Conversations in Lower School
  • Courageous Dialogues in Middle School
  • Center for Ethical Leadership Seminar in Upper School

Welcome

NCS ​is committed to growing in our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices at every level in our school community. We welcome students and staff from diverse backgrounds and cultures and believe each person enriches our community with individual unique gifts. We pledge to take responsibility for making all community members feel that NCS is their school.  
  
Our faculty, staff, administration, and Governing Board share a commitment to supporting our students as they develop self-knowledge and feel empowered in the authentic expression of themselves. We believe in our students and know that their healthy identity development in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, family heritage, abilities, and beliefs will provide a strong and rooted center from which they will grow to be passionate, joyful, and powerful citizens of the world.  
  
We are working earnestly and using our resources to emphasize and center diversity, equity, and inclusion at our school, in collaboration with students, families, faculty, and alums. This an important moment in our school and in society, in which the call to be in just relationship with one another is loud and clear. Our work is not just to respond to this moment, but to chart a path for a stronger future together. Therefore, this collective effort is sincere, diligent, and forward-thinking.  
  
 —Jessica North Macie and Tamara Riquelme-Manzoni, interim co-coordinators of diversity, equity, and inclusion