At The University School, we believe a diverse, inclusive, and equitable school community is critical for preparing students to participate in a complex, pluralistic, and interconnected society. We challenge ourselves to regularly evaluate and refine curricula, policies, and practices, and to commit the appropriate resources to ensure we embody these beliefs every day.
We seek to engage all community members around our multiple identities: among them race, age, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, family composition, ability/disability, learning styles, religion, sexuality, and socio-economic status. By engaging in this exploration of identity, culture, and systems that advantage some and disadvantage others, The University School aspires for all members of our community – students, parents, caregivers, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae—to develop a sense of belonging and for our graduates to bring about positive change in the world.
Trust each other to engage in difficult conversations
Share our unique stories and listen to others’
Learn from different perspectives and experiences
Examine our biases and endeavor to overcome them
Foster belonging, connectedness, and safety
Invest in the personal growth of children and adults alike
“Attending TUS has changed the way our son feels about school. After his first week here, he stated that ‘the teachers really care about him and what he has to offer to the class’. We have watched him develop a stronger sense of self and an interest in searching for his authentic voice every day since then.” —Parent