Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
A school community that honors difference, Penn Charter seeks to be a place where diversity is understood, represented and valued. Statement of Philosophy
A Multifaceted Understanding of Diversity
Penn Charter seeks to build a community representing diversity in race, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, gender, sexual orientation — as well as learning style, opinion and hometown.
When you walk through Penn Charter's red doors, there is a reason our formal-looking school suddenly feels down to earth: the people. Penn Charter was founded not for some people but for all people. That is as true today as it was in 1689. Penn Charter was one of the first schools to open to children of all religions and races, among the first to educate girls and to offer financial aid.
Despite that history, our community is not immune from the racism, sexism, homophobia and intolerance that challenge this city and nation. Our diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work is ongoing, unfinished.
Cheryl Irving Student Diversity Conference
New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Medal winner Jerry Craft will speak to PC students in grades 5 through 8.
PC gathers for socially distanced service and remembrance of Dr. King.
PC welcomes Talusan for a virtual conversation with parents on anti-racism, privilege and power.
Penn Charter leaders decry social injustice, call to promote antiracism.
Find links and a book list to help guide conversations about racism and equality with children of any age.
Human and civil rights activist, author and entrepreneur Kevin Powell will deliver the keynote address at the second annual Cheryl Irving Student Diversity Conference on Saturday, March 7.
16 from PC attended the People of Color Conference in Seattle, Wash.
Snowden, the first black woman to earn a PhD in nuclear engineering from MIT, will speak to Middle and Upper School students.
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Antonio Williams, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Ruth McGee, Upper School Diversity Coordinator, Visual Arts and Design Teacher