Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We dedicate ourselves to addressing our own personal and institutional biases, practices, policies, and procedures. We affirm our commitment to identifying, addressing and eradicating racism and oppressive acts within our community.
RPCS Stronger Together: An Action Plan for Strengthening Culture and CommunityLaunched in February 2022, RPCS Stronger Together: An Action Plan for Strengthening Culture and Community is a foundational blueprint of goals, guiding principles and commitments to support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at Roland Park Country School. This detailed plan will grow and evolve to continuously meet the needs of our community. Please check back regularly to see updates of our progress.
Cantor Ann Sacks from the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and Rabbi Rory Katz from the Chevrei Tzedek Congregation, spoke as guest speakers for our annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Convocation. The convocation also included poetry readings from the Middle School and Upper School Jewish Heritage Clubs and Upper School students taking Russian, a candle lighting ceremony, song, and litany of remembrance.
Brandi Francis spoke at our Upper School Black Student Union Conference, which was opened to students at multiple area schools. She emphasized the importance of self-care through affirming oneself, choosing one’s community well, and cultivating a daily gratitude practice.
We welcomed Tanaira Cullens, 2008, as the keynote speaker at our all-school Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation in January 2024. She talked about the power of books and words and shared five ways to make a positive difference in the world, no matter our ages or circumstances. “If you want to change the world, I encourage you to read, study, share what you’ve learned and let the words on the pages of your books into your heart and let your heart guide your hands to make positive choices that will impact generations beyond your own.”