Diversity at Milton

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Our Mission in Action: Providing Mirrors and Windows

At Milton, we celebrate our differences as well as our similarities. The idea that each individual brings a unique and valuable dimension to our shared experience drives the relationships in our community. To us, growing and learning among individuals who share widely divergent life stories, and appreciating their respective cultures, is an invaluable aspect of a true education. Nurturing a respectful and inclusive School culture means paying close attention to individual experiences, our curriculum, admission work, and our daily lives at School. We partner with families to help children broaden their view of themselves and others by ensuring that they encounter mirrors of their own background and experience, as well as windows of difference. We teach, practice, and appreciate open-mindedness and awareness, explicitly developing respect for many aspects of diversity, including race or ethnicity, socioeconomic situations, religion, gender, national origin, family composition, sexual orientation, physical or psychological difference, and political affiliation. We encourage our students to be active citizens, questioning and countering various forms of prejudice. We enable students to experience, understand and support the notion that “Everyone is one of us.”