Diversity Action Plan
BELMONT HILL SCHOOL DIVERSITY ACTION PLAN: 2020-2025.
Emerging from Belmont Hill’s Strategic Vision of 2018, as well as the implementation of the NAIS Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM) Self-Study in the fall of 2019, the Diversity Committee was charged to create an action plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives at Belmont Hill for the next five years. The intention is that this Plan demonstrates that Belmont Hill’s commitment to Diversity Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives is tangible and real. We sought an Action Plan whose format was succinct, transparent, and measurable. The Plan covers components of gender, sexual orientation, and sexual identity in addition to race, socio-economic class, and other areas.
This document presents the areas of focus and philosophical goals of the Plan. Leaders have been assigned to each focus area and have all provided input into their respective areas of responsibility.
The Plan creates an important framework but is intended to be revisited and updated each summer by the Administrative Team. An additional internal dashboard for the Administration to monitor tactical strategies in achieving these goals has been created and progress will be reported annually to the Board of Trustees.
- PEDAGOGY & PROGRAM
- STUDENT EXPERIENCE
- FACULTY/STAFF DEVELOPMENT
- MARKETING & OUTREACH
- PARENT EXPERIENCE
- CENTENNIAL VISION
PEDAGOGY & PROGRAM
GOAL: Move to a more integrated vision of multiculturalism, gender, and equitable teaching practices within the academic program.
GOAL: Support difference and enhance a true sense of belonging in new ways for all members of the community.
GOAL: Continue diversifying the faculty and staff to become more closely aligned with the diversity of the student body.
GOAL: Meaningfully increase the percentage of students of color on our campus.
GOAL: Build a fully culturally competent faculty and staff.
GOAL: Help all Belmont Hill boys and adults understand intent vs. impact regarding language use in a deeper way.
GOALS for the Board of Trustees:
- The Board of Trustees should strive to reflect the diversity of its student body and of its surrounding communities
- Governance at the School should promote equity and inclusion among parents, students, and faculty/staff
- Governance at the School should promote leadership development among all communities
GOAL: Ensure all Belmont Hill Alumni feel equally valued and supported.
MARKETING & OUTREACH
GOAL: Increase marketing content for DEI initiatives.
GOAL: Continue improving support for and education of the parent body.
GOAL: Clarify an even more inclusive Centennial vision for Belmont Hill that builds upon past strengths with a demonstrated commitment to growth and improvement.
Jon M. Biotti ’87, P '23
President of the Board of Trustees
Caleb Collins ’93, P '25
Director of Community and Diversity
Gretchen Cook-Anderson P ’19, '19
Carl Dawson ’72, P ’15
William A. Forde '05
John T. Grady Jr. ’66
Assistant Head of School, Dean of Faculty
Kirk D. McKeown ’95
Sarah H. Pelmas
Head of School and O’Donnell Family Chair, Winsor School; Board Member
Gregory J. Schneider
Ronald M. Druker ’62 Head of School
David B. Wilkins P ’19