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Diversity & Inclusion

An excerpt from the Newton Country Day School Mission Statement: 
"In a society characterized by diversity, Newton Country Day commits itself to inspire in each student a desire to build just and enriching relationships. The School seeks to be a community that embraces differences and celebrates the fundamental unity of the human family and the dignity of the human person. Both in the classroom and through programs in community service, students are educated to an awareness of economic, political, and social problems and are made aware of their responsibility to work for a more just and peaceful world."

A Call for Justice: On May 25, 2020 the world changed. In an act that took exactly 8:46, George Floyd was callously murdered by officers of the Minneapolis Police Department. In the wake of that event, we have experienced a resurgence of calls for racial justice leading to a modern Civil Rights Movement.
Our Call to Action: We heard from alumnae and current students who chronicled the stories of their experiences with racism & inequity. The stories are heartbreaking, and NCDS is called to redress its past and establish a new foundation for future students. It’s with this in mind, that Newton Country reaffirms our commitment as an anti-racist institution rooted in the love of Jesus and living in the spirit of the Goals of the Sacred Heart.


NCDS Hosts Artists in Residence Program

Newton Country Day’s Artists in Residence Program, focused on slam poetry and co-sponsored by the Theatre Department and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, kicked off on Monday, April 27. Through May 20, Poet Laureate of Boston Porsha Olayiwola, Austin Poetry Slam Champion Andre Bradford, and 2018 Natick Poetry Slam Champion Beth Aarons ’89 will perform and host a Theatre Intensive program for interested Upper School students.

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Newton's Latinx Affinity Group Joins Local Schools for Fundraiser

Newton’s Latinx affinity group OLAS (Organization of Latin American Students), in partnership with Latinx groups at The Winsor School, Dana Hall School, The Roxbury Latin School, and Fontbonne Academy, launched a t-shirt fundraiser, “Unidos por Centroamérica.”

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Alumnae Spotlight: Alumnae of Color Network

Like many teachers preparing for this academic year, Summer 2020 was incredibly busy for Yasmin Francis ’13, a middle and high school reading teacher at Somerset Academy Charter School in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Melbey Flores ’13, a first grade ESL teacher at UP Academy Holland, a turnaround school within the Boston Public School system. In addition to navigating the new school year, these two former classmates have also been busy helping Newton Country Day launch our Alumnae of Color Network.

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