Creating an environment of respect, equity, and inclusion is a matter of principle at Winsor.
The school affirms, teaches and values:
Belief in the dignity and humanity of every person
Openness to new ideas and rejection of stereotypical thinking.
Commitment to understanding individual and group differences.
Respect for oneself and for one another and responsibility for oneself and for community.
Anti-racism and the disruption of all systemic oppression
Generosity of spirit, thinking beyond one’s immediate self-interest, and sharing talents freely with others.
Honesty, kindness, integrity, courage, humility, and empathy.
Winsor honors each community member’s ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, and physical and mental ability. The school is committed to providing a safe, supportive setting so that students have the opportunity to explore and to clarify their own beliefs and values, to take risks, and to think and speak for themselves. Winsor recognizes the importance of communication and of encouraging dialogue among all constituencies.
To teach these values, which flow from the mission of the Winsor School – preparing young women to pursue their aspirations and to contribute to the world – the school is:
consciously fostering an environment of respect and inclusion through a wide array of community-building programs;
continuing to build an inclusive curriculum;
supporting on-going professional development for faculty and staff;
striving to effectively engage a range of learning styles;
promoting equity among all the constituencies of the School;
responding to individual and institutional prejudices, both overt and subtle;
actively seeking to dismantle systems of oppression; and
offering a variety of ways of participating in and contributing to the wider community.
The Winsor School acknowledges a continuing need to evaluate and strengthen its diversity, equity, and inclusion work. This process is critical to maintaining an academic and social environment where all students can develop confidence, values, knowledge, and the life skills they need to thrive within Winsor and in the global community.