Diversity at Kent Place

Kent Place School is committed to its mission to educate its students for respectful and responsible participation in a global community. Kent Place School strives to promote justice and equity to create a school and working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued. Kent Place School respects and honors diversity, which includes (but is not limited to) age, ethnicity, family structure, gender identity, national origin, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background.

Statement of Intent
  1. Kent Place School recognizes that educational excellence and diversity are linked; we embrace diversity and recognize the enrichment it brings to the school community.
  2. Kent Place School supports the development of a school community that is culturally competent, socially responsible and appreciative of global perspectives.
  3. Kent Place School actively rejects all forms of discrimination, intolerance and bias.
  4. Kent Place School makes diversity and equity an integral and valued part of the school's culture, curriculum and programs.
  5. All members of the Kent Place School community will commit to and support the school's Diversity Plan.

Diversity & Academic Excellence

New Jersey is one of the most diverse states in the country. As an independent school that pools from over 80 different communities, we have the opportunity to truly reflect diversity in many ways.

Diversity enriches the student experience by building problem-solving, critical thinking and other crucial 21st-century learning and leadership skills. In our increasingly shrinking global world, awareness of multiple perspectives beyond our own is necessary for success and leadership possibilities. At Kent Place School, we are committed to our mission to educate students for responsible participation in a global community. We value diversity and seek to be inclusive and affirming of all the different voices and stories at our community’s table. Through our curriculum, conversations and our campus climate we seek to be culturally responsive and equitable. Diversity is not a program, but rather the fabric of our community.

Glossary

List of 10 items.

  • Affinity Groups

    A space for individuals who share a common social identity to come together to share and grow. The purpose of an affinity group is to encourage identity development and exploration.
  • Cultural Competence

    Cultural competence encourages one’s capacity to understand the diversity of human experience and respond intelligently to it.
  • Discrimination

    Actions taken based on negative prejudicial beliefs about certain identity groups.
  • Equity

    The goal of equity or equitable leadership is to be responsive to the needs of each individual such that we may fairly include their voice at the table.
  • Inclusion

    Inclusion is the process by which candid communication, collaboration and equitable decision-making become possible. It takes critical self reflection and committed actions to make true inclusion possible.
  • Justice or Social Justice

    The goal of social justice is a society or community in which all members are full participants whose needs are met equitably.
  • Multicultural Education

    Multicultural education involves multiple perspectives and critical analysis, educating students to be critical consumers of information and encouraging the problem-solving of complex societal issues.
  • Prejudice

    Preconceived feelings and beliefs about certain identity groups based on social conditioning and messaging and not on actual experience.
  • Privilege

    State of being in which one has advantages and social power based only on social identity (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity).
  • Stereotypes

    Positive or negative generalizations about certain groups of people based on experience or social conditioning.

For More Information

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  • Henaz Bhatt 

    Director of Diversity
    (908) 273-0900 ext. 294
    Bio
42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901   |   (908) 273-0900
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.