Diversity Statement

On December 13, 2004, the New Trier Board of Education approved a proposed Diversity Statement. The idea for a diversity statement arose from a suggestion that New Trier increase awareness of and support for diversity at the school, and that we be more vocal in professing our commitment to recruiting and supporting a diverse employee population. The Diversity Statement is as follows:

In service to the democratic ideals of justice and equity, New Trier Township High School District 203 is committed to delivering a progressive educational and work environment for all students and staff in the areas of diversity and social justice. We believe it is the responsibility of academic institutions to offer students a diverse set of experiences and perspectives that will better prepare them to successfully navigate the rapidly globalizing world community of the 21st Century. To reflect more holistic and realistic perspectives of the world at large, we are committed to actively recruiting, supporting and retaining people of diverse backgrounds across each level of our school district. Providing a diverse experience for our school community is further evidence of our dedication to our motto, "to commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion and lives to the service of humanity."®

A diverse school community includes representation by individuals of varying race, color, religion, national origin gender, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, and disability