- Waynflete’s Mission StatementWaynflete’s commitment to diversity permeates all aspects of our program. Our mission states that diversity is one of the conditions of excellence for our school. We believe that a diverse school community contributes positively to the education of our students. When we are challenged through exposure to a wide range of viewpoints, we learn to analyze our assumptions, question the status quo and creatively craft solutions to even the most daunting challenges.
- look for ways to understand and celebrate the richness of the human experience,
- purposely integrate global perspectives into curriculum,
- work diligently to create opportunities for all voices and opinions to be heard,
- emphasize learning and growth through mutual respect and understanding, and
- desire to include and accept all individuals.
Current Diversity Initiatives
Waynflete’s Diversity and Equity Faculty Committee has invited students to add their voices to the chorus of Americans supporting social justice and racial equality in our nation by entering themselves for consideration of the second annual Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Award. The Award is an opportunity for students to engage in dialogue that looks for ways to end oppression, to affirm basic civil rights, and to call for increased opportunity for all people by submitting an essay.
March 31—April 1, 2017, Waynflete will host students and educators from schools across New England for a conference designed to spark meaningful conversations about identity, diversity, and community.
NEYIS will feature speakers, music and spoken-word performances, student-led workshops, and breakout sessions for both students and educators. Learn more.
Explore Working in an Independent School: An Event for College Students of Color
Friday, March 31, 2017
Waynflete invites college students of color to experience first hand what it might be like to teach or work in an independent school. Visitors will:
- Attend classes and meet with students from Kindergarten through Grade 12.
- Talk with faculty and staff with a wide range of experience.
- Receive some resume and interviewing tips from a faculty placement consultant from Carney, Sandoe and Associates.
Click here to view this year's poster.
Upper School Activities
PRIDE - GSTA - Gay Straight Transgender Alliance
Waynflete's GSTA promotes meaningful and respectful communication. We work in the school to encourage everyone to take responsibility for their words and actions and we attempt to increase understanding by creating a safe and thoughtful environment.
RAAW- Racial Awareness at Waynflete
This activity is for students who are interested in extended discussion, who are willing to examine closely and deeply how race affects us at Waynflete and in the world, and for students who like to eat! We meet during lunch and activities to talk about race in our community and beyond. In addition, we have a fall retreat, sponsor a movie night and Martin Luther King Jr. activities.
Professional Development Day 2017 for all faculty and staff will be held on a date TBA and will include a session devoted to exploring diversity lenses through video, discussion, and an alumni panel.
- Diversity and Equity Committee
- Diversity and Equity Committee Team Members
- Parent Diversity Committee
Waynflete's Diversity & Equity Committee (DEC) is led by the school’s diversity coordinator and is comprised of volunteer faculty and staff representatives from across the school. Members of the committee act as facilitators for racial, ethnic, economic, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, and religious diversity. The DEC supports the ongoing diversity work at our school, generates resources, and promotes professional development opportunities.
6-12 English Faculty
6-12 Foreign Language
Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Director of Student Affairs
Co-Director New England Youth Identity Summit
6-12 History Faculty
Co-Director of the New England Youth Identity Summit
6-12 English Faculty
Physical Education Director EC-5
Visual Arts Teacher - Grades 6-12
Early Childhood Faculty
Director of Academic Support
Waynflete’s Parent Diversity Committee is a volunteer group that supports the school's commitment to diversity. Committee members organize presentations and discussions with faculty, students, and families. This year, the committee will also actively support school events such as the second annual New England Youth Identity Summit and a visiting day for college students of color.