Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

DEIB Mission Statement

At Charles Armstrong School, we commit to the ongoing personal and professional work necessary to:
  • Cultivate and maintain an equitable and inclusive community where all members feel safe, valued, respected, and that they belong. 
  • Build a strong sense of identity and social justice in students and adults so that we can express ourselves genuinely and advocate for others. 
  • Recognize and celebrate diversity to prepare students to thrive in our interconnected, global community.
  • Continuously evaluate systems and practices to eliminate systemic bias and inequity.

Our Approach

At Armstrong, we recognize that diversity isn’t just about our learning differences. Diversity encompasses— among other things— dis/ability, race, socio-economic class, cultural heritage, gender, age, and sexual orientation. It’s what makes a community unique and rich and ever growing.
At Armstrong, we know that everyone contributes a piece to the beautiful and complex DEIB puzzle. We want all members of our community to feel respected, valued, and encouraged to show up as their fully authentic selves. To this end, every member of our community—students, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and our Board of Trustees—regularly engages in workshops, training, readings, and discussions grounded in rigorous research and expertise—to build on our sensitivity to, and understanding of, our eclectic community. 

Highlights of DEIB Initiatives

List of 7 items.

  • Ongoing curricular resources and cultural education

  • Pollyanna Racial Literacy Curriculum

  • Affinity Groups

  • Student Clubs and Electives

  • Trainings and Workshops

    • Gender Identity Development
    • Culturally Responsive Literacy Framework Training
  • Armstrong Pride

  • Restorative Justice approaches

The School admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sex in the administration of its educational and employment policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.