As part of our mission, we strive to see every child flourish, to equip them with the skills they need to explore and question the world, to be a school where they can share their dreams with us. Keeping the student experience at the center of our vision and decision-making, we seek to draw out authentic, exceptional work from our students. We offer them our profound sense of humanity as the foundation of our relationship with them. For these and many other reasons we believe ongoing efforts to increase diversity within our community and enact change across every dimension of our school toward making Saint Ann’s a more equitable place to learn and work are essential to who we are.

Part of equipping our students with the skills and knowledge they need to explore and question the world includes understanding how individual and group identities have shaped and continue to shape society. This has happened most saliently in the United States around the construct of race. Therefore, the work of creating a more equitable school focuses on race and racism, while incorporating many other aspects of identity that contribute to disparity, inequity, or injustice. Recognition of this intersection of identities is a feature of the work as we approach it at Saint Ann’s.