Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)
Inclusion & Belonging at CWA
Charles Wright Academy champions a school culture where everyone knows they belong.
Charles Wright Academy best exemplifies its mission and values when everyone knows they belong in our school community.
We embrace an intentional culture that champions everyone’s full participation as their authentic selves in all of the opportunities that comprise the Charles Wright experience. This includes supporting each community member’s understanding of their own identities and acceptance of the identities of others. By doing so, we empower everyone at Charles Wright to connect, learn, grow, and achieve.
The inclusive culture we strive for requires us to make both institutional and individual commitments. Institutionally, we will align policies, curriculum, and decision-making to this goal, and we commit to ongoing self-examination, learning, and action. We also encourage and support individuals to initiate and engage in candid, courageous conversations as this work is the responsibility of every member of our community.
– Adopted by the Board of Trustees, March 2020
Opportunities for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) engagement in our school community:
CWA offers several alliance and affinity groups for students, families, and employees.
CWA partners with local independent schools to produce a Virtual Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series.
Upper School students have the opportunity to attend the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC).
Upper and Middle School Students have the opportunity to attend the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) annual Student Diversity Leadership Retreat (SDLR).
Upper School students can participate in the DEIB team.
Equity & Inclusion Virtual Speaker Series
Charles Wright Academy partners with local independent schools to produce a Virtual Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series. This program is sponsored by POCIS Seattle, People of Color of Independent Schools in the Northwest, to offer our communities and beyond the opportunity to connect, learn, and engage in topics around equity, inclusion, and antiracist education and action.