Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
St. Patrick's EDI Mission Statement
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School’s determination to promote equity and justice, diversity, and inclusion proceeds from two fundamental ideas. First, that every individual has infinite value as a child of God and, second, that we come to understand the world more fully through others.
We divide our E,D,I curriculum into four main areas of focus: identity, diversity, justice, and action.
Here are some examples of our program in action.
Equity Guiding Principles
This set of principles guides us in nurturing our diverse learning community, as they reflect appropriate and comprehensive goals for equity.
Our goal is to make sure we all regularly refer to and apply these Equity Guiding Principles in our work.
Affinity & Ally Groups
What they are and the roles they play in our school
An affinity group is a designated “brave space,” where everyone in that group shares a particular identity. This identity can be based, for example, on race, gender, sexual orientation, language, nationality, physical/mental ability, family structure, or religion. Affinity groups can be a place for people in a community to come together to learn more about their identities and to feel more connected based on those identities. In affinity groups, participants might share and talk about their experiences or focus on working towards a particular mission or goal.
An ally group is an entity whose members come together with a common goal of understanding and support of a marginalized group.
- Parents of Black Students (PBSA)
- C3 (Culture, Creed, and Community)
- San Patricio
- PASIA (Parents of Asian Students in Alliance) and ASIA (Asian Students in Alliance)
- Affinity Groups for Jewish Faculty, Staff, and Families
- Antiracist Practice Group for Parents
- Practicing Antiracism Among White Students (PAWS)
- Gender and Sexualities Alliance (GSA)
Parents of Black Students (PBSA)
C3 (Culture, Creed, and Community)
PASIA (Parents of Asian Students in Alliance) and ASIA (Asian Students in Alliance)
Affinity Groups for Jewish Faculty, Staff, and Families
Antiracist Practice Group for Parents
Practicing Antiracism Among White Students (PAWS)
Gender and Sexualities Alliance (GSA)
Committees Focused on the Work
of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Board of Trustees EDI Committee
This committee monitors and evaluates ongoing efforts by the Board and the Day School with respect to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, review, revision, and approval of a formal equity and diversity statement, either within the Day School Mission Statement or separately; review and approval of policies and protocols related to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and monitoring relationships among various stakeholder groups in the Day School working to promote the work of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Faculty and Staff EDI Committee
This committee is composed of faculty and staff from all divisions. Meeting monthly, it works to ensure that St Patrick’s culture, curriculum, and program are safe, welcoming, and affirming. Using St. Patrick’s Mission Statement as a guide, the committee is responsible for examining the school’s efforts in supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion across social identifiers that include but are not limited to age, ethnicity, gender identity, learning style, ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic class within the community.