Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging at The Agnes Irwin School

Honoring and celebrating the individuality of our students, families, and faculty fosters an inclusive, diverse, and equitable community.

Diversity of experience, thought, and ideas are not only pillars of our school, but are an integral part of the learning process and the Agnes Irwin experience. Aspects of individuality are explored through inspiring speakers, our rigorous and engaging curriculum, professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, and student organizations. These explorations provide each of us with the opportunity to build awareness and reflect on our lived experiences in order to foster  a sense of authentic inclusivity and belonging. Every day, we nurture the necessary skills and provide experiences for students to thrive in a diverse and inclusive community.  

DEIB Philosophy

The Agnes Irwin School is committed to equity, inclusion, and belonging. 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

Ana J. De León
Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Dr. Elizabeth Rossini
Assistant Head of School

Vanessa Babinecz
Staff Coordinator

Noelle Harmon
Lower School Coordinator

Meghan Halberstadt
Middle School Coordinator

Paolo Morales
Upper School Coordinator


Share Your Experience 

We are committed to listening, learning, and working together to collectively make The Agnes Irwin School a truly anti-racist, anti-bias, and culturally responsive institution. If you have experienced or observed acts of racism or bias while part of the Agnes Irwin community, either in the present or in the past, please use this form to share your experience with us. Our diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging team is actively monitoring all submissions, and any DEIB-related matters will be seriously and appropriately investigated.



Inspiring Speakers

We invite diverse speakers to campus to speak on equity and inclusion , including Pakistani-born internationally ranked squash player Maria Toorpakai-Wazir.

Multicultural Board

Participants celebrate, embrace, and raise awareness on the importance of diversity and inclusion, beyond race and skin color, to our community and the world.

Asian Student Alliance

An open space for students of all races to learn about historical and contemporary issues Asians face through the expansion of cultural knowledge, and celebration of Asian heritage. 

Black Student Union

Members foster a community for our Black students and their allies to support and mentor each other, bring greater awareness of the richness of Black culture to the larger community.

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.