DEI Across Our Curriculum
Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion curriculum is driven by our mission to build a better world through education. Through an inclusive and integrated approach to teaching and learning, students discover the humanity within themselves and others, develop an ability to understand multiple perspectives, and build the confidence to think critically and independently. Over time, students learn to analyze systems present in society today and become prepared to address injustices, advocate for marginalized people, and make change inside and outside of their communities.
Affinity Groups at Bank Street
The term “affinity group” refers to people who share a similar identity but not necessarily the same experiences. Affinity groups strengthen the exploration of one’s own identity, celebrate shared identity, and help individuals process common challenges and experiences. Additionally, affinity groups provide space to discuss similarities and differences, examine attitudes and perspectives, and learn about oppression and privilege. Affinity groups are central to our work at the School for Children to support and facilitate a safe, affirming, and collaborative learning environment for all students, families, and faculty.