Tour a local school and engage in an idea exchange about how equity, diversity, and multicultural education are manifested in school life and culture. The visits are scheduled for Wednesday, December 4, from 8:30 AM–12:30 PM.
While there is no charge, pre-registration is required.
Lakeside School is an independent, coeducational day school for grades 5-12 in Seattle. Lakeside’s 851 students form a highly diverse student body: 33% of students receive financial aid; they come from 234 previous schools; and 60% self-identify as students of color. Lakeside School is a mission-driven institution with an emphasis on educational excellence, diversity, inclusion, ethical behavior, and global engagement. Lakeside believes that the daily actions of each individual can reinforce our commitment toward what we value. Meet with the six members of their diversity, equity, and inclusion team, as well as administrators, faculty, and students, about Lakeside’s ongoing commitment to create an environment in which the identities and cultural backgrounds of our families, students, and employees are valued and respected.
Maximum: 56 visitors
Global Competency and Anti-Bias Education at The Meridian School (K-5)
The Meridian School’s curriculum integrates global competency and anti-bias education with age-appropriate lessons that address current global issues and inspire students to positively impact their communities. During your visit, we will share how our Global Citizen Framework guides an engaging curriculum and promotes inquiry, investigation, innovation, and local/global action inspired by the United Nation’s Global Sustainable Goals and using project-based learning. You will also learn how our interdisciplinary approach to global education is enhanced with meaningful experiences for all constituencies and active engagement with our community partnerships with local organizations.
Seattle Girls’ School
Seattle Girls’ School is a middle school for girls and gender-expansive students. Founded in 2001 and rooted in anti-bias, SGS focuses on empowering students to develop, own, and use their voice, to consider multiple perspectives and examine bias, and to develop and collaborate as leaders. SGS is known for its strong middle school affinity group program and has been a model and resource for other schools starting affinity groups. SGS is also a pioneer among all-girls schools for gender inclusion—supporting transgender, gender nonbinary, and gender nonconforming students. As a young school, we constantly examine how our values show up in our admission process, advancement practices, curriculum and programs, student support, and adult learning. Meet with students, faculty, and staff to learn how our anti-bias and leadership work show up in our policies, our classrooms, and our hallways.
Maximum: 25 visitors
University Prep (This visit has reached capacity)
University Prep is a 6th-12th grade independent school in north Seattle. It is an intentionally diverse and inclusive community committed to social justice. At all levels and in all areas, we examine our practices to ensure access, inclusion, and equity in our students’ educational experience. We offer a curriculum that is inclusive of all identities and programming for students, staff, and faculty, and community members that gives them spaces to learn more about diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. During your visit, you will observe part of a new Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Social-Emotional Learning (DEISEL) Program that we are piloting this year, understand how we are working on integrating the co-curricular programming with academic curriculum, and speak with administrators and teachers on ways we integrate DEI and social justice into the curriculum.
Maximum: 25 visitors