Diversity

It is nothing short of honorable to have the responsibility of educating the future leaders of our society. It is a charge that must be approached with the utmost intentionality. To that end, RPCS is dedicated to embracing the diversity among us, seeking further opportunities to diversify across forms of identity, and preparing our students to go into the world with the intention of serving as change agents. We are intentional in reminding our students that they are responsible for standing up for what is right and initiating dialogue across differences, remaining true to their own identities all the while. We find every opportunity to educate them on how vital it is to see the world through the eyes of someone who experiences it differently, as we cannot truly exist in this world as leaders without considering the perspectives of those who are often marginalized. At RPCS, we educate leaders by reminding them that pursuing diversity is their responsibility. Every day is a new opportunity to spark change.
 
Onward and upward,

Akailah McIntyre
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
 
What's Planned for the 2018-2019 School Year?


  • Regular DEI newsletters for parents, faculty, and students.
  • Increased classroom-level support for teachers around inclusive practices.
  • An employee inclusion council that meets regularly to discuss, plan, and take action on DEI-related matters.
  • A minimum of 8 professional development sessions for ALL teachers on DEI-related practices.
  • Multiple DEI-related events.

Programs and Resources

DIVERSITY ASSEMBLIES
  • Holocaust Day of Remembrance
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation
  • Multicultural Day

Upper School
  • Student Diversity Association
  • Baltimore Student Diversity Leadership Conference
  • National Association of Independent Schools Students Diversity Leadership Conference
  • Student Affinity Groups (Black Student Union, Gender & Sexuality Alliance, Jewish Heritage Club, Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools)

Middle School
  • Middle School Immersion Day
  • Mix It Up at Lunch Day

Lower School
  • Mix It Up at Lunch Day

Diversity Statement

The Board is committed to an active, on-going effort to attract, welcome, and support an inclusive community of talented students, faculty, administrators, staff and Board members.
 
The Board strongly supports the work of the administration and faculty in their continuing efforts to create respect in the School community for individual differences of race, ethnicity, religion, culture, socioeconomic status, abilities, gender and sexual orientation. It is the Board’s objective to celebrate and promote the recognition, understanding and acceptance of individual uniqueness, mutual interdependence and cultural diversity within a pluralistic society.
 
The Board expects that the students entrusted to the School’s care will acquire not only critical thinking skills and a love of learning, but also a sense of self, an appreciation of diversity and respect for others. The Board intends that the RPCS experience will produce graduates whose lives "speak for themselves" by example and attitude.