On June 2, Head of School Katherine Bradley shared an email
with our school community, in response to the tragic death of George Floyd and recent national events. Her words reflect Dana Hall School's core values, as stated in our Inclusion and Diversity Statement
. We encourage families, faculty, staff and alumnae to reflect on her message, continue to develop compassion, and stand up against hate and racism.
We also recognize that compassion and enhanced understanding cannot serve as our only goals.
Since then, a number of our community members, including alumnae, current students, faculty, staff, administrators, and parents, have reached out to urge our school to do more to deliver on its unfulfilled promise to “...build an inclusive community that respects and affirms each of its members honoring their diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and socioeconomic status.” We hear our community members and unequivocally recommit to providing anti-racist education and condemning hate, systemic oppression, and violence towards Black lives.
We recognize even more clearly the work that we all need to do to further our school’s commitment to equity and inclusion. We do not want one more student to enter or graduate from Dana Hall and feel they are not accepted and loved for exactly who they are.