Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Community & Belonging: Our GCDS Mosaic
We understand that students learn best when they feel connected and valued.
GCDS's unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion encourages us to support one another both in our differences and in what we hold in common. It constantly inspires us to ask, What does it mean to belong? How do we foster a greater sense of belonging for every member of our community?
In vibrant communities, each individual feels a sense of responsibility to the larger group and the group, in turn, responds to the needs of the individual.
Our pedagogy and curricula seek to bring forward multiple perspectives, disciplines, and voices as a means to deepen learning—all to help GCDS students expand their view of the world and graduate as truly empathetic, understanding, global leaders.
Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
A dedicated Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion led by director Chrissy Colón-Bradt facilitates and inspires our on-going efforts to foster a deep sense of connection and belonging for every member of the GCDS mosaic.
Mrs. Colón-Bradt works closely with faculty and staff on both curriculum design and professional development, in addition to guiding student leadership groups.
Greenwich Country Day School Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Greenwich Country Day School values and celebrates the diversity and inclusion that enriches our society through the customs, traditions, languages, and perspectives of people of different cultures, religions, races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, ethnicities, and socioeconomic groups.
GCDS offers school-wide professional development, curricular, and co-curricular programs that serve as a catalyst for intellectual development and a means of fostering the growth of each individual’s capacity for self-awareness and leadership in a global society.
Through these programs, our goal is for all members of our school community to:
- interact effectively with people of different cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds
- appreciate and respect the uniqueness of all individuals
- discourage prejudices, discrimination, and the formation of stereotypes, and
- demonstrate leadership skills that foster cultural competency (awareness, appreciation, ethics, collaboration, and respect).
Greenwich Country Day’s commitment extends to the school-wide community and is reflected in the teaching methods and curriculum as well as in policies governing the school community, the admission of students, and the hiring of faculty and staff.
Adopted June 1992
Reaffirmed January 1999
Revised July 2010
Revised November 2014