Doing More: An Update from Waynflete on Anti-Racism
Doing More: An Update from Waynflete on Anti-Racism

For decades, Waynflete has taught its students to be active participants in a democracy, called on them to recognize social injustices, and instilled in them a sense of mutual responsibility towards each other as individuals and the community as whole.

We have not, however, explicitly established the expectation that our students and the school itself will be anti-racist. The recent global Black Lives Matter protests, along with feedback that we have received from students, alumni, and families, has highlighted the fact that if we are to truly encourage responsible and caring participation in the world (as called for in our mission), we have to expect more of our students, our employees, and the school as a whole. Waynflete has begun the process of redoubling efforts to identify the steps the school must take to become a genuinely anti-racist institution.

On July 5, Head of School Geoff Wagg and Board of Trustees Chair Christopher Smith received a letter from a group of students that spoke to the collective experience of students of color at Waynflete. The letter contains important feedback for our community and illustrates the importance of the school's anti-racism work.

Read the full update and the letter from students