With such strong alignment between Milton’s educational mission and the call to action from our community, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC) united around a common goal: to lead Milton Academy in building an anti-oppressive and inclusive community of students, employees, families, and alumni that serves as a model for K–12 institutions.
In working toward bold, systemic, and sustainable change across Milton’s learning environment, school culture, day-to-day practices, and overarching strategy, the DEIC began its year-long work with deep stakeholder engagement. From fireside chats, focus groups, and a climate assessment curated by an external consulting group, Diversity Directions, members of the DEIC prioritized listening to and understanding the experiences of students, employees, alumni, and families.
Relying on these perspectives and themes, the DEIC developed the recommendations found in this report. Rather than propose a new, discrete framework, the DEIC aligned its recommendations specifically to Milton Academy’s mission statement and the DEI Strategic Plan approved by the Board of Trustees in 2019. Doing so conveys the incredible opportunity and potential to dig deeper into our mission and fulfill our existing commitments to one another and our broader community.