Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
DEI work is hard work. But it’s also joyous. Because really, at its core, DEI work at GA is about supporting each student through the journey of identity formation, giving them language and skills to articulate exactly who they are, and making them feel loved, respected, and seen for exactly who they are.
We are excited to adopt and implement the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards, a set of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes divided into four domains—identity, diversity, justice, and action. We are using these standards to guide our academic curriculum and to ensure that at each grade level, students are seeing themselves reflected in the curriculum and developing essential cultural competencies that will serve them throughout their academic and professional futures.
You don’t have to be very old to understand feelings of fairness and justice. In the Lower School, DEI themes are woven into our day, from activities and monthly read-alouds to exploring issues at assembly.
- LS Books Page
- Guest speakers
- Videos & activities
In Groups V-VIII, students engage more directly with DEI topics—such as social justice and allyship—academically and in extracurriculars.
- Affinity spaces
- Unity Week
- Curricular DEI connections
- Social justice literature units
By high school, students are ready and eager to examine DEI issues deeply and with a focus on action.
- DEI presence in student government
- Affinity programs
- Clubs & student spaces
- Round-table lunches
- Offsite conferences & training
Division DEI Representatives
Group VIII Advisor