Diversity & Inclusion

A celebration and respect for diversity and inclusion is woven into the fabric of Country Day. It is reflected in our emphasis on character and the strength of our community where every child is known and loved. It inspires a curriculum designed to help students understand other individuals, cultures, histories, and countries.

This commitment guides both student and faculty groups committed to encouraging everyone at GCDS to grow in their understanding of differences of sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, ability, gender, race/ethnicity, and family structure—and to support one another in both our differences and what we hold in common.

Ninth grade students attend NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference

"We even had the privilege of hearing Mrs. Cheryl Brown Henderson speak! She was the little girl in 1954 who started the Brown vs. Board of Education case. She was truly inspiring. I believe that it is safe to say that this experience changed our lives." - Sofia Dartnell, GCDS Class of '15
on attending the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference

The Greenwich Country Day School Diversity and Inclusion Policy

The 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