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Diversity & Inclusion

Berkshire School strives to create a global community that reflects the world around us and the backgrounds, experiences, identities, genders, perspectives, races, religions and talents that each member brings to our school. We believe that a diverse and inclusive community supports and respects all cultures, ethnicities, languages, philosophies, political views and sexual orientations that exist within and beyond our school.

Glossary of Terms

The following terms are provided by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), an organization of which Berkshire School is a member. 

SEED

SEEKING EDUCATIONAL EQUITY AND DIVERSITY

The National SEED ProjectSM is a peer-led professional development program that creates conversational communities to drive personal, organizational, and societal change toward greater equity and diversity. Through the organization's methodology, SEED equips participants to connect their lives to one another and to society at large by acknowledging systems of oppression, power, and privilege.

To date, 125 students, faculty, and staff at Berkshire School have participated in SEED. Student and faculty/staff led seminars are held during the school year on a month basis. 

For more information, please contact any one of our SEED facilitators.
Kristina Splawn ksplawn@berkshireschool.org
Anita Loose-Brown aloosebrown@berkshireschool.org 
Bill Bullock wbullock@berkshireschool.org 

Resources

 

Diversity and Inclusion News

Visiting Writer Series Welcomes Author, Poet Dr. Joshua Bennett

Poet Dr. Joshua Bennet, author of The Sobbing School and Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man, finalist for an NAACP Image Award, recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the William F. Milton Fund, and the Ford Foundation, visited Berkshire on February 13th to give a reading of his poems to the School and work with our students on the craft of writing.

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