Equity and Inclusion at AIS
Honoring the individuality of all of our students, families, teachers, and staff, fosters a truly inclusive, diverse, and equitable community.
The Agnes Irwin School respects and values diversity, including but not limited to differences in age, ability, ethnicity, family structure, gender identity, national origin, physical attributes, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic level. We actively promote and develop a school community that is culturally competent, socially responsible, and globally engaged.
We invite diverse speakers to campus to speak on equity and inclusion topics, including Pakastani-born internationally ranked squash player Maria Toorpakai-Wazir, who dressed as a boy in order to play in sports.
Participants celebrate, embrace, and raise awareness on the importance of diversity and inclusion, beyond race and skin color, to our community and the world.
AIS faculty participate in the National SEED Project, a peer-led professional development program that builds capacity for a more equitable curriculum, campus, workplace, and community.
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.
CommUnity in Action Day
A full day of programming to promote meaningful conversations and experiences surrounding the theme of community and all types of understanding — racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, culture, and family structure.
Black Student Union
Members foster a community for our girls of color and their allies to support and mentor each other, and bring greater awareness of the richness of the histories and cultures of African-Americans/Blacks to the larger community.
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.
People of Color 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.