Diversity and inclusion

Penn Charter is grounded in Quaker beliefs and tradition. Among Penn Charter’s core values is a commitment to equity and diversity. This commitment is honored by the Overseers, administration, faculty, staff, students and their families and serves as a means to achieving all the goals of a Penn Charter education. The Strategic Vision’s goal on diversity defines Penn Charter as "a place where equity and diversity are understood, represented, and valued.”  Admissions, hiring goals, curriculum design and pedagogy are rooted in the school’s vision for a thriving, diverse community. An important objective is the engagement of the entire school in “honest discussions about diversity.”

The Director of Diversity and Inclusion works with Overseers, administrators, faculty, staff and parents to promote and support the school’s goals on diversity, helping to create a community that fosters equity, inclusion and an appreciation of diverse cultures, lifestyles and perspectives.

Each division in the school has a Diversity Task Force; working with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion.  Each task force works on programming, curriculum and specific goals tailored to its assigned division.

The school-wide Diversity Committee, which includes Overseers, administrators, parents, and faculty and staff representatives, serves as a resource and sounding board, and is currently engaged in creating a five-year strategic plan for diversity for Penn Charter.

Each part of this network is committed to supporting all kinds of families, expanding the anti-bias curriculum, and honoring the voices of every member of the community.

Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

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