Equity & Inclusion

Statement of Inclusion 

The Masters School prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive community that honors and understands the uniqueness of each individual, allowing their perspectives to be valued and their needs to be understood. Fostering and embracing diversity, we support all individuals by celebrating our similarities as well as our differences, including but not limited to age, ethnicity, gender, ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, family structure and socioeconomic status. Those who work, live and learn on our campus recognize that building an inclusive community is a rewarding and ongoing challenge. The Masters School is committed to working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and families by supporting its mission of being diverse individuals who gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do — to be a power for good in the world.

A Celebration of Inclusion 

 

 

How We Support Inclusion at The Masters School

The following are diversity related clubs and co-curricular activities offered at Masters: 

Diversity Ambassadors

Diversity Ambassadors are official peer educators within Masters who will embark on a mission to enhance diversity awareness within the community. Once Diversity Ambassadors have completed the appropriate training in the weekly Diversity Seminar or have attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference, they will become actively involved with various diversity initiatives taking place at Masters.

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

The GSA Club at Masters is a student-run club with a mission to unite the LGBTQ community and eliminate intolerance within the student body.

International Club

The mission of the International Club is to link the international students together and promote their presence at The Masters School.

Onyx

Onyx is intended to serve as a black empowerment club, meaning we will have intricate conversations about themes and issues relevant to the black community. We will continue to emphasize the importance of intersectionality, discussing how gender, socioeconomic status and other core identifiers affect the community. Membership is open to all students at The Masters School and is not restricted to any particular groups of people.

Urban Connection

Also known as UC, Urban Connection is a student-run group of hip-hop and step dancers. UC performs in the School's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, as well as in an annual spring concert.

GALS

GALS is a gender equality and, therefore, feminist co-ed club at The Masters School. The club hosts regular lunch discussions about contemporary issues regarding gender inequality, especially those applicable to high school students, such as double standards in our culture between men and women, the definition of feminism, and sexism within the music industry. The club also hosts miscellaneous movie-watching events. The club aims to inform the student body about current gender issues as well as create a safe space for students to share their opinions on such issues.

Muse

Muse is a student-run group of modern, contemporary and ballet dancers. Muse performs in the School's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, as well as in an annual spring concert.

Young Activist Club

The Young Activist Club is a student-run organization with a focus on current political, social and environmental issues. Each year we base our activities and discussions on a given theme geared toward the entire Upper School, and aim to better the world.

Facts & Figures

  • Students from 12 states and 31 countries
  • 25 percent of student body receive need-based financial aid
  • Over $5.2 million awarded in financial aid
  • 26 percent of students are international

Cultural Identifiers

  • Ability
  • Age
  • Beliefs
  • Ethnicity
  • Family of origin
  • Gender
  • Geographic/regional background
  • Language
  • Learning style
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Body image
  • Educational background
  • Academic/social achievement

Director of Equity & Inclusion

MS. KAREN BROWN 

Masters Matters: Reimagining Race


Calendar

  • April 2017
    • SatApr08 Fairchester Middle School Diversity Conference Greenwich Country Day School

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