Penn Charter leaders decry social injustice, call to promote antiracism.
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.
The "Big 14"
The "Big 14" are core social identifiers that we can use to better understand and discuss the diverse identities that make up our community:
- Body image
- Gender expression
- Gender identity
- Home language
- Sexual orientation
- Social class
Learn about Penn Charter's annual student-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion conference:
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.
PC computer science expands its course list and adds focus on policy issues such as privacy and cybersecurity.
PC Diversity Conference attracts student leaders from area schools, honors Cheryl Irving Hon 1689.
Brownson, the first full-time, female, Division I football coach, will speak to PC students and parents in February.
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