Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We value the diversity within our vibrant community—including our collective ethnicity, religion, orientation, gender identity, family structure and socio-economic backgrounds. 

Tower's curriculum and mission encourage students to discover our similarities and appreciate one another's distinct viewpoints and experiences. A Tower education prepares students to thrive within communities of diverse perspectives and talents.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Committee

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Committee is comprised of parents, teachers, school administrators and trustees.

Together, the committee supports the work of our Board of Trustees in ensuring that our school represents diversity not only in our students, teachers and trustees, but in our program, curriculum and lives.

Professional Development: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our teachers and administrators attend conferences and workshops through the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) that engage in important discussions of white privilege, representation of diversity in our classrooms and curriculum as well as within our school community. 

The following introduction is taken from a recent AISNE Conference on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

“Embracing diversity and inclusion in education requires a pedagogical commitment to difference. This commitment demands we transcend race and difference to build relationships and view each other as an unlimited resource. We must infuse empathy into how we relate as global citizens and be willing to relearn the limits we place on others because of the way they look, act, believe, think or live.

Diversity practitioners at independent schools are charged with actively engaging in comprehensive, encompassing and relevant initiatives presenting diversity and inclusion as extensions of the school’s sustained identity of excellence in education.” 

 

Diversity Data

  • 7 religions are practiced by members of our community
  • 12 languages are spoken in the homes of our families
  • 12 of our families include first generation immigrants to the United States

Non-Discrimination at Tower

Tower School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, handicapped status, sexual orientation, nationality, or ethnicity in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

Our Mission

We teach our students to think critically and creatively, to develop joyful curiosity, to embrace challenge and apply their knowledge with confidence, and to thrive within a community rich with diverse perspectives and talents.

Learn more about Tower's mission.