Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Galloway is a school that celebrates, values, and welcomes the diversity of the human experience. We believe that diversity of perspectives and people create a learning environment that facilitates meaningful inquiry, enhances academic, artistic and athletic mastery and promotes human dignity and personal growth.
The diversity of our students, families, faculty and staff and the diversity of experiences that we welcome and create, is integral to instilling in our students an abiding love for learning and preparing them to live successfully as enlightened citizens in a changing world. Moreover, research indicates that diverse learning environments enhance a student’s complex critical thinking abilities.
Creating and sustaining a diverse school community requires commitment, reflection, thoughtful, and deliberate action. Understanding this, Galloway works to create and maintain an open, inclusive learning environment.
Galloway Diversity and Inclusion Philosophy Statement adopted by the Board of Trustees on November 11, 2014.
The Galloway School’s founder and Board of Trustees were careful and deliberate in making the school inclusive from its beginning in 1969. They were committed to forming a school that was economically, socially, religiously and racially diverse. As a result of their efforts, about two dozen African-American children were enrolled the first year the school opened, including two sons of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King III entered as a Middle Learning student and continued through his graduation in 1975. Dexter attended from Early Learning through the first year of Upper Learning (1969-1976). Later, Bernice attended Galloway for several years. Today, Galloway remains committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming school community.
At The Galloway School, diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral parts of our mission, history, culture, and identity. The members of the school value and affirm the individuality of each person in our community. We truly commit to having a diverse community and intentionally supporting these efforts through our policies, curricula, programming, and resources. The Galloway School continuously examines and renews our commitment to fostering a community that welcomes and respects each individual.