Over the last ten years, multiculturalism on our campus and other independent schools is an all-important priority. As a result, student, and faculty and staff groups form to generate support of their respective needs and increase awareness throughout campus. As advocates for a multicultural school community we take action to inspire discourse and serve as a voice for all individuals. We endeavor to develop a deeper sense of community and cultivate the diverse aspects of Santa Fe Prep.
– Claire Romero, Director of Multicultural Life
Commitment to Diversity
Diversity at Prep means a commitment to creating an inclusive and safe school environment in which members with a variety of identities (including race, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, political beliefs, physical disability, ethnicity, socioeconomic level, age, and religion) can thrive.
Diversity is integral to Santa Fe Prep’s academic program and improves all aspects of our students’ education by fostering multiple perspectives and encouraging students to challenge their assumptions, improve critical thinking, and consider new perspectives.
We intend for all members of the Prep community–adults and students–to welcome, honor, and value people who are different from themselves. These skills are essential preparation for our students to live in a multicultural, pluralistic world.
For questions or more information you may contact Claire Romero at 505.982.1829 Ext. 1237 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Safe Place for All: In addition, Santa Fe Prep embraces a variety of families and individuals. In order for students to learn and grow within our classrooms and beyond, our community must be a safe and secure environment for all. For this reason, we expect all members of our community to treat others with respect and kindness regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background.
Student Diversity Leadership at Prep
Each year, four Santa Fe Prep students are selected to attend the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). The SDLC, part of the People of Color Conference (POCC) sponsored by NAIS, is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of student leaders in grades 9–12 from across the U.S. The Conference focuses on developing leadership skills through self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community.