Diversity Statement

Sidwell Friends School affirms the centrality of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of academic and campus life. Honoring a multiplicity of voices, we celebrate shared joys and address tensions productively. Together, we are guided by Quaker testimonies and seek to answer the question “how do we nurture a sense of belonging in our community and demonstrate our commitment to a just world?”

Board of Trustees
Sidwell Friends School
Approved September 10, 2015

The School nurtures and values a rich intellectual environment which embraces genuine respect for individual talents, perspectives, and opinions.

"There is dignity and worth in every human being, simply because they are human. You must hold that belief in your heart.”

—Bruce B. Stewart, former Head of School