Culture, Community & Belonging
You Belong. At Roland Park Country School, we strive for equity and understanding in all we do. We cultivate a safe and healthy environment where we welcome and appreciate each student, employee, family, graduate, and guest. As a joyful, diverse community, we celebrate differences for the value and strength they bring to RPCS.
RPCS INCLUSION Statement
The Office of Culture, Community and Belonging shapes and develops approaches, policies and processes that support the school’s commitment to a thriving culture and community at RPCS. With an emphasis on program intersectionality in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion, student life, leadership, and belonging, this office examines and implements student life programs that contribute to a healthy, thriving student culture and advances strategic priorities of the School that relate to developing and evolving a positive, proactive, and collaborative culture and community.
Lala started Think Pink Day in the RPCS Lower School when she was in third grade. Now, 7 years later, as a member of the Think Pink Club, Lala has grown Think Pink Day into an all-school fundraiser where girls K-12 donate to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Katherine started Community Reads because she realized that when growing up, all of the characters in the books she read looked like her. She wanted to introduce young children to people who might look different or have different beliefs than they do. As of 2023, Community Reads has taught 704 children, reading 10 books in 49 individual locations across 6 locations, including schools and public libraries.
Maya and Katie began their own apparel company in 2022 in response to hearing that RPCS would be hosting a Holiday Fair. The company IYKYK (If You Know You Know) sells clothing and accessories that help recreate the feeling of being at home and connecting with those who understand the stories, traditions, and experiences that from from RPCS.
““As we strive to build up, nurture and lead current and future students, it is imperative that we allow our core values to guide us and that we look within and beyond ourselves to grapple with the complexities and beauty of school life.” Elisha James