Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging at The Agnes Irwin School
Honoring and celebrating the individuality of all of our students, families, teachers, and staff, fosters a truly inclusive, diverse, and equitable community.
DEIB Philosophy (revised in October 2021)
The Agnes Irwin School is committed to equity and inclusion. We invite you to read our latest DEIB Philosophy Statement. This statement speaks to what our school values as a community, it is grounded in our mission and values, and addresses why diversity is important and how it is an essential condition of our institution's excellence. It reflects input and contributions from students, parents, faculty, alumnae, administrators, faculty/staff, and the Board of Trustees.
Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Team
Share Your Story with Us
We are committed to listening, learning, and working together to collectively make The Agnes Irwin School a truly anti-racist institution. If you have experienced or observed acts of racism or unconscious bias while part of the Agnes Irwin community, either in the present or in the past, please use this form to share your story with us. Our diversity, equity, and inclusion team is actively monitoring all submissions, and any matters involving current members of faculty or staff will be seriously and appropriately investigated. Issues involving current students or other community members will also be evaluated for further action.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging in the Classroom
2022 Special Studies Project: A Sojourn Through Black History in the American South
We invite diverse speakers to campus to speak on equity and inclusion , including Pakistani-born internationally ranked squash player Maria Toorpakai-Wazir.
Participants celebrate, embrace, and raise awareness on the importance of diversity and inclusion, beyond race and skin color, to our community and the world.
Each Friday, Upper School students gather during their lunch period to respectfully discuss challenging topics like the political divide, sexual harassment, mental health, and race relations.
Jewish Student Union
A common environment for Jewish and non-Jewish students to learn about jewish culture and politics, become active in service opportunities, and educate the school about Judaism.
Student Diversity Leadership Conference
Each year, AIS sends a student and faculty delegation to this annual conference to explore and participate in engaging conversations on diversity, equity, and inclusive leadership.
Members provide an environment to meet, seek and provide support, discuss topics related to sexual orientation and gender identity, and work towards equality in the Agnes Irwin community and beyond.
Agnes Irwin's Summit on Racial Justice
In July 2020, more than 400 members of our community — representing alums, parents, students, faculty, staff, administration, and the Board of Trustees — gathered for three days of healing, reflection, and solutions-focused discussions on what we can do as an entire community to make our school an anti-racist, equitable, inclusive and safe place for all of our students.