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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The McGillis School is built on the premise that diversity, equity, and inclusion matter. As a school founded on Jewish values, culture, and history, we understand how vital it is to hear, understand, and learn from those who have been marginalized. We believe a diverse, inclusive community is essential to a rich educational experience, and we support each person in our community to reach their full potential. Commitment to this work is crucial for the long-term viability and success of our School.  


Compelled by our purpose to create individuals committed and able to repair the world, our community endeavors to:  

  • honor each student’s individual story and experience
  • foster diversity of thought and an open exchange of ideas
  • empower students to meaningfully encounter difference 
  • nurture moral and intellectual growth
  • effect change in a dynamic, increasingly interconnected world.

We strive to recruit, retain, and support a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and board.


Diversity matters. 


Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion informs the work that we do at McGillis, and is exemplified in our curricular and non-curricular offerings and experiences. The following are a few examples of The McGillis School’s programs designed to embrace and empower our community:


Liz Paige is the leader of the faculty Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee.

Sarah Davies is here to listen, offer resources, and provide counseling for our students and families.

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