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Diversity & Inclusion

Inherent to the Greensboro Day School Mission is respect for others. This commitment, enriched by a broad range of backgrounds and view points, is an essential part of the educational process.

This ethic is best nurtured in an atmosphere of intentional inclusivity and open-mindedness. Therefore, we are dedicated to cultivating a principled community of learners that welcomes diversity, including: age, culture, gender, race, religion, faith, sexual orientation, socioeconomics, and ability.

Students must have the opportunity to develop the skills needed to live and work in a world that increasingly diverse; to understand and respect the different cultures and beliefs they will encounter in their lives; and to become active participants in their global society. 

A learning environment that recognizes and suppports the diversity of students encourages thoughtful interaction and extends the interpretation of the curriculum, resulting in a more engaging educational experience to help our students become constructive contributors to the world. 

Guiding Principles:

We commit to provide our students:

  • challenging and inspiring academic programs that support students in achieving their potential in college and life
  • a socially and economically diverse community that honors and nurtures relationships among students, faculty, and community
  • exceptional extra-curricular opportunities that enrich the educational experience
  • global perspectives that cultivate respect for others and promote stewardship of the environment 


Sound Fiscal Operations

Our Board of Trustees and administrators understand that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to the success of our students. Diversity and inclusion advance the school’s mission to help our students reach their full potential, contribute to sound fiscal operations, and enhance our roles as active members of the greater Greensboro community.

The financial health of the school is dependent on tuition income. We must make efforts to create and maintain a school environment attractive and welcoming to families from the widest cross-sections of our community, which will contribute to maintaining full enrollment. 

The success of our school relies on a stable, highly-qualified workforce. An environment that embraces diversity and inclusion creates a supportive and welcoming climate that offers an advantage in recruiting and retaining talented teachers. 

Links of Interest

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Monday, May 2, 2016
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May 4 - 5, 2016
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Monday, May 23, 2016
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Lag B'Omer (Judaism)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Corpus Christi (Catholic Christianity)

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Ascension of Baha'u'llah (Baha'i)

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