Diversity asks, “Who is in the room? What identities are represented here?,” while equity investigates who in the room has power and access to share their voices. Inclusion requires that we provide equal access to opportunities and resources so that each community member feels a sense of belonging.
At NCS, we welcome students and staff from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and we believe each person enriches our community with unique gifts. Our faculty, staff, administration, and Governing Board share a commitment to supporting students as they develop self-knowledge and feel empowered in the authentic expression of themselves. We know that our students’ healthy identity development in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic 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.
To aid in that goal, our Office of DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) is expanding! We look forward to welcoming a new Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Ethical Leadership
, to partner with the office’s director. Our new deans of DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging) are active in each division, advocating and advising students and families with attentiveness to their sense of belonging.
We are working earnestly and using our resources to emphasize and center DEI at our school, in collaboration with students, families, faculty, staff, and alums. This is 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.
—NCS DEI Office