Creating A Beloved Community

In a spirit of recognition intended to live up to our mission, we say here directly: Black Lives Matter. We do not claim to have all the right answers and formulas, but we pledge to be a system that properly recognizes and values our black students, families, faculty, staff, and alums.

In a place dedicated to bringing young people to adulthood, our duty goes beyond teaching, and we have a special duty to protect and empower those who are vulnerable. We acknowledge that we have much to learn and much to do to apply the core goals and principles guiding the current movement, yet we are committed. 

We are accountable to live the same mission we have for our students: “to take responsibility for who we want to become.” Click here to read our latest communications to the LA community. You will see in them both our aspirations and imperfections; the resources and next steps we develop will be crucially important. 

As we construct a forum to move forward the work of confronting racism in all its forms, we ask that you forward comments and questions to Raquel Majeski, who will be coordinating a summer series of conversations as an immediate next step.

Dan Scheibe, Head of School
Raquel Majeski
, Dean of Equity and Community Affairs


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