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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Calhoun strives to build a learning environment with our core values of diversity, equity and inclusion at the center.

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to our academic program because they create opportunities for critical thinking and analysis, social/emotional skill acquisition, self-expression and design thinking. Calhoun views DEI work as a foundational component of our educational program and of the school's mission. 

John Gentile
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
 

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In honor of Black History/Futures Month, first graders in Tina and Latoya's class selected three African American women who had a big impact on American culture: Katherine Johnson, Nina Simone and Mae Jemison. Students made connections between their stories, and were able to identify similar challenges they faced.

Black History/Black Futures Month at Calhoun

Calhoun celebrated Black History/Futures Month by reflecting on the past and current contributions of Black people to the world. We loved having conversations about how to amplify Black voices and experiences in our community. Learn more about this year's theme, Black Excellence: Everyday, Everywhere.

Celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 through October 15, is about honoring and uplifting the voices of our Hispanic/Latinx community on campus and beyond. This month we explored the complexity, joy and love of the Hispanic & Latinx experience. We found unique ways to honor this month across each division.

Diversity and Accountability Board

Calhoun built upon its established diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programming by adding a number of new elements, expanding partnerships and responding to the needs of our growing community. 

Affinity Groups at Calhoun: Making a Better Community

Affinity groups at Calhoun offer students the opportunity to explore their own racial identities in safe spaces. As they delve into complex and nuanced topics around race, they are supported by fellow students and facilitators who share a common identity. 

US English teacher Ellen Kwon speaks in class

By Ellen Kwon
Upper School English teacher Ellen Kwon reflects on the process of choosing texts for her class and discusses the importance of representation as her classes explore a diverse selection of literary voices.