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Celebrating our Differences

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

At The Cushman School, it is our goal to help each student participate fully in a dynamic community of learners.

Diversity & Inclusion

Celebration of Dance

Diversity & Inclusion

Global Exchange

Diversity & Inclusion in Peru

Peru Trip

Campus Life

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Cushman School’s Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and community are committed to the ever-evolving process of ensuring Cushman’s students receive the highest standard of education leading to a life well-lived. At The Cushman School, everyone is compelled to be co-creators of an environment that ensures a sense of belonging for each member of its constituency.  The school invites and embraces a diverse community reflective of a wide variety of cultures, religious practices, languages spoken, learning profiles, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and perspectives. Aligning with Dr. Cushman’s Philosophy and the Core Values we uphold, The Cushman School is a place where diversity, inclusion, and belonging are enacted daily with respect and compassion. The Cushman community believes that its unique culture prepares students to become engaged and effective members of a global community.

We are preparing our students to become world-class citizens who value diverse cultures and perspectives. It is both important and rewarding to understand that regardless of one’s race, ethnicity, family structure, age, intellectual ability, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural or socioeconomic background, there must be demonstration of inclusion.

It is our aim to expose The Cushman School’s employees and students to one another’s vast experiences, ideals and cultures and, in a developmentally appropriate manner, to explore and examine ways of thinking amongst us. These learning experiences reflect The Cushman School’s philosophy and the behaviors and mindsets that we expect from our community.

The Cushman School’s ideals embrace respect and courtesy, and we believe that the demonstration of The Cushman School Philosophy and inclusion lead to a life well-lived.

“Inclusion Inspires Invention”

– Barry Collins, Diversity Coordinator & Elementary School Teacher