Throughout the pandemic, one of the most targeted groups has been the AAPI community. We will make sure that AAPI families’ experiences at school and within our community are valued, validated, and supported. We are making sure that Paideia’s response and stances on oppression, discrimination, and violence are bold and clear.
Paideia was founded as a place for children. This moment provides us with an opportunity to improve our students’ experience because when the environment works for our children, it also works for parents, faculty, staff, and alumni.
The most common question seems to be, "What can I/we do?" We must act together to examine our biases, privileges, and assumptions. As individuals, it's essential to do the same. As an institution, it begins in the classroom with an international curriculum that reflects the school's Framework of Values and our global reality. It extends into a commitment to ongoing self-examination and discussion with transparent and measurable goals. History has proven that this work is a marathon, not a sprint. The end line is ever moving with obstacles and arduous tasks along the path.
As a school committed, we are dedicated to continuous training, growth, discussion, and dusting ourselves off when we stumble as we strive to attain our goals.
Coordinator of Equity and Inclusion