Our program seeks to provide as much exposure to cultural diversity and human differences as is possible. Besides educational opportunities afforded through our various study projects, and observation of significant historical events, the children also learn about the experiences and traditions of the families of the students and staff that make up our own school’s cultural diversity. This is important to each student’s self-esteem and sense of belonging. Parents’ participation, through sharing information, songs, stories, foods or traditional holiday objects is welcomed to make these experiences even more meaningful.
Children are also encouraged to challenge stereotyping of gender roles and behavior and are guided towards frank discussions of any form of prejudiced or biased views of others different from themselves. Besides accepting differences, children are encouraged to focus on the commonalities we all share as living things on this planet and the commonly shared needs and desires of all members of the human family.