DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Embracing Diversity, Promoting Equity

Diversity and Inclusion

Our micro school prides itself in its strong community. We want that community to be a place of belonging, where all students and families feel welcome. Kindness, inclusion and respect are actively coached at AHB

While we look for commonalities and build school traditions together, we also teach about and celebrate our differences. Our youngest students study themselves and their community. In their Human Body unit, they learn that we are all made up of the same parts, even though we may look physically different on the outside. Quarterly self-portraits help children develop self pride in their being and celebrate all their beautiful classmates! Older students delve deeper into what these differences mean for the people who live them. They consider big questions, like what role did race or gender have on a people’s history, and how does that impact current opportunities? 

AHB Community School considers diversity as differences in race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status. We actively strive for a more diverse community when making decisions in admission, tuition assistance, and hiring.

Girl touches world religions project at progressive private school.
Theme work at micro school demonstrating social justice topic of prison and mental health reform.

Social Justice and Equity

At AHB, we prepare our students for a life of community engagement. Part of that means understanding our responsibility as global citizens in a diverse world. 

Some Theme topics have social justice underpinnings that support a more equitable world. Young students learn to respect and care for the earth. They study the importance of soil, water, plants and animals. They learn how different cultures around the planet emerge in part based on the resources of their geography.

Older students learn about diversity and equity through theme units like World Religions or the American Civil Rights Movement. They are encouraged to grapple with and form opinions on real world issues. Should colleges continue to use Affirmative Action in admissions? How concrete is the separation of church and state in America? Moreover, what can we do to make the world a more equitable place?

Resources for DEI Learning

Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion on our campus and beyond is an on-going journey to which our community commits. Faculty members have received training in Racial Equity in Education and continue to seek opportunities for DEI professional development. 

Teachers have flexibility, based on classroom levels, needs, and Theme units, to weave in content that promotes DEI goals.

Resources include:
Learning for Justice and their Social Justice Standards (offers a wealth of curriculum ideas and an age-appropriate road map for anti-bias education.)
Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education (includes age-appropriate guidance for topics around family make-up, gender identity, and sexual orientation.)

Non religious school flyer selling Zulu bracelets to support charity.

Non-Discrimination

AHB Community School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, creed, religion, national origin, cultural heritage, age, gender, marital status, political beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, or family style in its admissions and employment policies and procedures.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

A Micro School Where You Belong

Too many students spend the day with their head down. At AHB Community School, inclusivity is actively coached with proven classroom management strategies like TRIBES. Here, social emotional education is valued as highly as academics. When students love the people they learn with, the entire school thrives.