Commitment To Diversity, Equity And Inclusion
We wholeheartedly believe that we have a responsibility to our students to provide equitable opportunities and experiences that will foster their understanding of each other, help them develop into thoughtful members of a diverse community and prepare them for an increasingly globalized society.
Staying true to our core values of respect, compassion, scholarship and integrity mandates that we be a leader in this work and approach it with cultural humility, sincerity and determination. As a community, we are called to embody our school’s mission of Together, cultivating the best in each for the benefit of all. Further, we are called to fulfill our promise that every child is known, cared for and valued and to expand that promise to include every member of our community. This work must extend beyond our own school community to positively impact our broader community.
Pembroke Hill's efforts in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are ongoing and require a commitment to listening, learning and engaging the school community while making changes to provide an even more equitable and inclusive environment for all. Additionally, this work embodies the goal of educating students and providing opportunities to lead in this work, not only during their time at Pembroke Hill, but throughout their life journey after leaving our school.
Over the summer of 2020, Pembroke Hill began a partnership with Sophic Solutions to help guide our DEI work. A summary of our most recent work and near-future work is outlined here.
In 2020, Pembroke Hill created a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council to the Board of Trustees. The 13 individuals who serve on the Advisory Council include parents, students, faculty/staff, alumni and Trustees. The Advisory Council, which is multiracial and multicultural, is co-chaired by Vicki McReynolds and Ed Stevens, both of whom are current parents and Trustees.
This Advisory Council’s role is to extend guidance, not set policy, to the Board and school administration across multiple functions, but especially in terms of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging while keeping Pembroke Hill accountable for work in this area.
The DEI Advisory Council meets monthly.