diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice
At St. Anne’s School, our students are global citizens. Global learning and authentic connections are paramount. Our students don’t just learn about the world, they — along with their teachers — connect on a human level.
Diversity is more than a statistic about our student body.
Our vision is to achieve a school community where our core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and kindness are reinforced every day, and where students and adults develop the will, courage, spirit, and knowledge to work for a just and equitable world.
We strive to do so by teaching diverse perspectives in our curriculum, honoring the intersections of identity, affirming our common humanity, and creating a culture of belonging.
Our students engage in difficult conversations and speak their truth. Through dialogue, St. Anne’s School of Annapolis promotes awareness and advocacy. We prepare our students to conquer unscripted problems, to engage with the world through creative inquiry, and to employ values-based frameworks when taking action.
The Board of Trustees has created a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Committee. This is an exciting occurrence as it signals our goal to move our school forward through governance and financial support.
deij committee and school goals
Update the School’s diversity mission statement to reflect the School’s priority to develop and sustain an equitable and just community and learning environment.
Create a professional development plan for faculty, staff, parents, and Board members that supports the School in developing a common language and understanding of equity, justice, and inclusion.
Develop and implement a standardized data collection system to identify patterns of inequity for admissions, student achievement, and hiring and recruitment of faculty and staff.
Create a group for students to understand their roles in creating equitable and just communities.
Review the School’s curriculum through a culturally sustaining pedagogical lens to promote an environment where all students thrive, focusing on the assets students bring to the learning environment.
Assess the current admissions process, paying particular attention to outreach initiatives, ethnic and racial representation for enrollment priorities, and the yield of students of color.
announcing the equity in education scholarship
This need-based scholarship, started in 2020, gives underrepresented minorities an opportunity that they otherwise would not have to attend St. Anne’s School, enhancing the diversity of our student body. The EES is awarded to a Middle School student and covers 100% of the cost to attend St. Anne’s School.