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DIVERSITY.

Diversity at The Common School

At The Common School we respect the individuality of each child, create a cooperative community, and nurture a sense of wonder about the interconnectedness of life. Implicit within our philosophy is the concept of a multicultural school. Through our curriculum, we work to acknowledge and explore differences among us and in the world. We want children to learn to understand and value multiple perspectives, identify and reject stereotypes and prejudices, and work for equity and justice within the school.

Facts & Figures

Students who are children of color

Students from LGBT families

Financial aid in the operating budget

Families who receive financial aid

Families come from 20 surrounding communities:

Amherst
Belchertown
Chicopee
Florence
Granby
Greenfield
Hadley

Holyoke
Indian Orchard
Leeds
Leverett
Ludlow
Montague
Northampton

Palmer
Pelham
South Hadley
Sunderland
Springfield
Wendell

Diversity Committee

An active Diversity Committee, made up of parents, teachers, staff and board members, works to support all members of the School and to promote learning, understanding and collaboration within our community. All members of the school community are invited and encouraged to join the Diversity Committee, attend events and share questions and ideas.

The Common School actively seeks a diverse range of students, families, faculty and staff who will contribute to the school community in a variety of ways. The Common School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admission policies, educational programs, hiring practices, financial aid or other school-administered programs.

Download The Common School Diversity Statement (PDF) >