Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Redwood Cooperative School is committed to creating an environment for teachers,staff, students, and their families in which each individual is valued. Similarities and differences among individuals and families are respected and diversity is celebrated throughout the curriculum. We are committed to assisting students in learning to value, accept, and comfortably interact with diverse people. Students are encouraged to recognize and resist stereotypes and biases and to challenge prejudice. Our goal is to aid in the development of each student to her or his fullest potential.
At Redwood, we believe a diverse, inclusive, and equitable school community is critical for preparing students to participate in a complex, pluralistic, and interconnected society. We challenge ourselves to regularly evaluate and refine curricula, policies, and practices, and to commit the appropriate resources to ensure we embody these beliefs every day.
Guided by our commitments, we seek to engage all community members around our multiple identities: among them race, age, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, family composition, ability/disability, learning styles, religion, sexuality, and socio-economic status. By engaging in this exploration of identity, culture, and systems that advantage some and disadvantage others, Redwood aspires for all members of our community – students, parents, caregivers, faculty, staff, and Trustees – to develop a sense of belonging and for our graduates to bring about positive change in the world.
In support of diversity, inclusion, and equity at Redwood, all members of our community commit to:
- Respect all
- Trust each other to engage in difficult conversations
- Share our unique stories and listen to others’
- Learn from different perspectives and experiences
- Examine our biases and endeavor to overcome them
- Foster belonging, connectedness, and safety
- Invest in the personal growth of children and adults alike
We also encourage everyone to watch out DEI video here: https://www.redwoodcoop.com/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/