Lower School Diversity Consortium (LSDC)
Like so many institutions within these United States, independent schools were not initially built for students of color. Also true, is that through the decades, the immense value of diverse perspectives has become known and appreciated within educational institutions; independent schools have worked for years to both acknowledge the past and to actively seek to move our schools forward towards creating inclusive and equitable communities.
As independent schools first began to diversify, they did so by bringing students into their communities from singular economic and geographic backgrounds. While well intentioned, these actions have only made space for a fraction of the Black and Brown Diaspora. Because the LSDC is aware of the danger of a single story, our aim is to reach all African-American and Latinx families, to make ourselves known as schools that welcome and value a multitude of Black and Brown perspectives. We understand the complexity of this history and the reservations families may have as they consider whether to enroll their child(ren) at any historically White institution. As members of the LSDC, we feel confident in our schools’ pursuit of diversity, equity and inclusion. We hope to share more in a personal way at our upcoming event. We hope you will join us.