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A Community for Everyone

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging - Our Journey Forward

This year marks the first time we have come together as an organization to produce such a comprehensive publication. The report is a testament to the dedication and passion of our students, families, faculty, and staff. It is an acknowledgment of the hard work that has been done and a celebration of the strides we are making together. We recognize this work is ongoing and are committed to the journey ahead.

Our commitment to this work has never been stronger, and it is with great joy that I invite you to dive into our 2023-24 DEIB Report. Please find the link to our 2023-24 DEIB report here: Pilgrim's 2024 DEIB Report 

Pilgrim School believes in the inherent value of every individual. We work passionately to create a culture in which diverse perspectives [and experiences] are celebrated and respected. We recognize the legacy of harm that history and existing structures perpetuate in our world, particularly upon historically marginalized groups, and the urgency of ongoing self-examination and purposeful anti-bias, anti-racist action. Therefore, we commit to devoting our resources, infrastructure, labor, and attention in both the heart and mind to these pursuits.

Building Inclusion and Belonging into Our Programs

  • Elementary students take part in Amaze, a social-emotional learning program that explores social issues through the lens of the family.
  • In the Secondary School, our Advisory program uses Amaze, Facing History and Ourselves, and other educational resources to help students develop the language, skills, and knowledge to have appropriate conversations about identity, bias, and belonging in a safe and constructive space.
  • Faculty and staff are provided with ongoing professional development opportunities to help ensure that our curricula and programs reflect and respect diverse identities and perspectives.

Celebrating Our Community On- and Off-Campus

  • Students can join or create identity-based affinity groups, alliance groups, and cultural clubs that allow students of a shared identity or with common interest to connect, learn from each other, and build solidarity.
  • Through our Visiting Artists Program, Visiting Writers Program, cultural celebrations, and assemblies, we host professionals of diverse backgrounds to engage in presentations, festivities, discussions, and projects with our students.
  • Pilgrim School is proud to work with Alexandria House, a transitional home for women and children.

Pilgrim School’s Next Steps

  • A commitment to equity and inclusion means that we know our work is never done. There is always more to learn and more progress to make.
  • We are working with Blink Consulting, Inc. to develop strategies for long term implementation of our DEIB goals and initiatives.
  • By retaining a recruiting agency, we’re actively creating a more diverse student body.
  • We’re constantly listening to staff, students, parents, and community members on ways to deliver a more inclusive and equitable educational environment.

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