Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Equity and Inclusion Statement

Ann Arbor Academy is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning experience for our students. A commitment to equity and inclusion is an integral component of academic excellence and social development. We celebrate and explore differences in experience based on, but not limited to, ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, gender, sexuality, citizenship status, physical ability, and religious diversity. We promote acceptance of learning differences and disabilities, and celebrate the many positive experiences and viewpoints that diversity in all its forms brings to our school community.

Community Standards and Norms

  • Members of the Ann Arbor Academy school community, led by the faculty and including administrators, students, parents, volunteers, and members of the Board of Trustees, are expected to model and uphold the standards and norms listed here.
  • Uphold the mission of the school in the interactions you have with other members of the school community.
  • Place the safety and well-being of students foremost in policy and action.
  • Promote a culture of dignity, equity, and respect for all members of the school community.
  • Remember that a culture of dignity, equity, and respect is one that does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, threats, or bullying, and which seeks to protect and magnify the needs of community members who may need additional support due to disability, race, religion, gender expression, sexuality, or other minority status.
  • Remember that each member of the school community has their own unique, lived experience. Listen to understand, and to learn.
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Family DEI Committee

Family DEI Committee mission statement: Our mission is to engage the Ann Arbor Academy community in action-oriented conversations about diversity, inclusion, equity and justice, to amplify the voices of those whom society tends to marginalize and thereby promote mutual understanding, empathy, and respect as we create a safe and equitable space where all people have a voice and can be themselves.

The Family DEI committee meets monthly to discuss, inform, and suggest solutions toward equity and best practices for our community. All Ann Arbor Academy parents, guardians, students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. We meet the first Monday evening of the month, from 7 pm - 9 pm in the Upper School wing.

Our July 31st, 2019 minutes can be found here and ongoing notes here.

Fall DEI Newsletter link

DEI News in subpage (under construction)

Please check the school calendar for confirmation of our next meeting date.

Sexuality and Gender Alliance: An inclusive combination GSA and Scout-led club that promotes community service, leadership skills, and fun organized and led by the students themselves.