Diversity


Diversity Statement


The Winston School embraces and expects open-mindedness, compassion, and inclusiveness from all members of its community.  We honor all aspects of what makes each individual unique.  Respect, kindness, and empathy are paramount for building a strong, safe, and inclusive community that prepares students for lives in a multicultural society.  Winston understands that personal and professional growth demand authenticity, integrity, freedom of expression, and civility of discourse.  In delivering its educational program, Winston is committed to both recognizing the interdependence of each individual and group with the other members of the community as well as upholding its non-discrimination policy.

Approved by the Winston School Board of Trustees: October 2, 2018


Enhancing Winston’s Diversity Education: The Launch of A.B.I.D.E.


The Winston school believes in a culture that embraces diversity and acceptance in all aspects of our society.  Our dedication is steadfast to educate our children on acceptance and  tolerance, promote inclusiveness and open-minded thinking, and spread kindness.  Across all school divisions, we have launched a new curricular program to support our school’s commitment to diversity and acceptance within and beyond our community. Director of Curriculum & Instruction and Primary School Division Head, Dr. Daniele Kass, has introduced the Winston community to our new ABIDE program. ABIDE represents Acceptance, Belonging, Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity. Working with Lower School Division Head, Ms. Abby Debevoise; Assistant Head of School and Middle School Division Head, Ms. Jill Schuster; and Lower and Middle School teacher, Mr. David Stevens, our administrators and teachers are delivering the program across grade levels in a developmentally appropriate sequence. Foundational skills and conceptual understanding of concepts begin in the Primary and Lower Schools, where students participate in varied lessons and activities that teach students to live, learn and work together in a vibrant and diverse world. In the Middle School, pillars of character education and citizenship which comprise our Winston “Roots” are accompanied by a more comprehensive analysis of inclusion, acceptance and an appreciation for varied perspectives of a diverse population. Collectively, these principles are embedded throughout the academic curriculum and complimentary activities. Winston is proud of our ongoing commitment to supporting a culture that reflects, embraces and celebrates the uniqueness of every individual.