Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Marvelwood prides itself on treating all members of our community with dignity and respect.  Marvelwood strives to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school climate. We make every effort to help everyone feel safe and comfortable to be who they are and to feel supported by the overall community. Marvelwood School is committed to being a community that values and celebrates diversity as essential to the experience of our students and staff, and where no form of racial or cultural discrimination is tolerated. Students are given the opportunity to make change by working with faculty in creating this environment through the Cultural and Social Awareness (CASA) community service group and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Board.  In addition to these activist groups, all students and faculty are given the opportunity to learn about diversity, equity and inclusion through our winter term two-week IDEAS program. 

CASA

The Cultural and Social Awareness (CASA) Community Service group works together to help the Marvelwood community develop an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  CASA works to bring education and discussion to the wider school community through on-campus activism work.

Expectations of CASA members:

  • Be a role model in the community
  • Be an ally to all those who face systemic oppression due to their social identities 
  • Be an active bystander
  • Be respectful to all faculty and students 
  • Be present, share knowledge, and spread compassion 
  • Educate others in the community 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Board

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (D.E.I) Board is a student-led and faculty-supported group. The members work as advocates for their fellow students and as a liaison between the student body and the administration. The main focus of the D.E.I board is to create an inclusive environment where everyone in the community feels supported and understood. 

Expectations of D.E.I. Board Members

  • Be a role model in the community
  • Be an ally to all those who face systemic oppression due to their social identities 
  • Be an active bystander
  • Be present, share knowledge, and spread compassion 
  • Educate others in the community 

IDEAS: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Action Seminars

During the interim period between Thanksgiving and the winter break, students and faculty dedicate significant time to IDEAS -- Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Action Seminars -- embracing this opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to important values of cooperation, courage, responsibility, empathy, self-control, and kindness.  We embrace and respect differences as we prepare our students to become informed, empowered citizens of an increasingly diverse and challenging world. We also seek to build and support a school-wide effort to ensure that we are consistently reviewing and improving our school culture and community for all of our members while reaffirming Marvelwood’s pledge to celebrate diversity and inclusion through education and action.