Statement on Diversity
believe that diversity is an essential part of education. Reflecting its Quaker
heritage, Lincoln School strives to develop an appreciation of her uniqueness,
a respect for others, and a sense of responsibility for the community at large.
At Lincoln, we recognize that there is diversity in the languages we speak, the
colors of our skin, our genders, ages, traditions, family structures, and our
financial and educational resources. Our separate heritages, beliefs, and
choices of expression help to define us as individuals; our commitment to
learning about one another and the larger world unites us as a community. We
acknowledge and explore our differences with enthusiasm and respect for the
dignity of each individual.
our recruitment of students, faculty and staff, Lincoln School strives to
create a community that reflects the increasing diversity of the region in
which we reside. In our curriculum, in ways that are developmentally
appropriate, we study race, ethnicity, family structure, gender, religion,
sexual orientation, and economic differences. In our assemblies, special events,
guest lectures, and activities we work to further our commitment to diversity.
the family is the primary source of customs, traditions, and celebrations, the
School can serve both to affirm the distinct identity of each individual, and
to help students learn to appreciate the ways of others. We invite families to
join us in promoting multicultural perspectives. We believe that excellence in
education enables students to value themselves as individuals, at the same time
preparing them to participate with confidence in a rich, complex, and changing
School is a place where young women learn to listen, question, challenge,
probe, and thereby gain knowledge and a measure of confidence that allows them
to think for themselves about the workings of the world. When they graduate, we
hope that Lincoln students will carry with them a strong sense of their own
identity, a willingness to see the common threads that run through all our
lives, a commitment to the wider community, and a high regard for the value and
breadth of differences.