Diversity is the wealth of our community. When people embrace different perspectives, we are enriched with increased cultural awareness and a sense of belonging. At PCD, we aim to listen and learn from one another in order to promote a community that represents and celebrates the diversity of the world around us.
It is my distinct pleasure to work with the students at Providence Country Day School to foster an environment where each student is recognized and celebrated for who they are, and that we as a community use these differences to create a learning environment that empowers students to listen and learn from those around them with different experiences and perspectives.
Many students have misconceptions at first about what DEI is and why we make it a priority at PCD. At its core, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is about simply that: having a school that looks like the world that students will find in their neighborhoods, at college, in future workplaces, etc. There is nothing divisive about the idea that we want each student at PCD to feel safe so that they can learn and grow and emerge as leaders who recognize that our differences do not divide us but rather enhance the community as a whole.
I’ve highlighted just a few of the ways that DEI programs, clubs, and events benefit our community, but what cannot be highlighted is the simple culture of our school, and the ways we work together to make a comfortable and safe learning environment for each student.
Johnson Thomas, DEI Director