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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hackley’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement of Purpose was drafted and revised with input from faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni representing the Hackley community, and was endorsed by the Board of Trustees in December 2019.

Statement of Purpose

Hackley School’s mission and mottos shape the school’s culture and inspire us to foster an intentionally diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. We respect one another and believe that friendship teaches us to find beauty and strength in our differences as well as our commonalities. A Hackley education embraces both the open exchange of ideas and learning from varying perspectives, inclusive of the beliefs and identities reflected within the community. We strive to embed these principles in our curriculum and programming, our admissions, financial assistance, and hiring practices, and in the way we develop relationships and cultivate character. United, we work together to help ensure students, families, alumni, and employees each feel they belong here, unequivocally. And we recognize that this work, rooted in our distinctive culture and mission, is challenging, ongoing, and essential to who we are and what we aspire to be.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Hackley

List of 3 news stories.

  • Cyndy Jean, Director of the Middle School, will become Assistant Head of School for Community and Inclusivity.

    Cyndy Jean Appointed as Assistant Head of School for Community and Inclusivity

    Cyndy Jean, Director of the Middle School, will become Assistant Head of School for Community and Inclusivity, effective July 1, 2021.
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  • Open Letter from Hackley Board Presidents

    As the outgoing and incoming Presidents of the Board, we write on behalf of the alumni, current parents, and parents of alumni who comprise Hackley’s Board of Trustees, to acknowledge the work our nation and school must do to fight racial inequity and injustice.
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  • Regarding Recent Events

    Since sharing this essay on Sunday, May 31 about the killings of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, I have been a part of several crucial, painful conversations with community members, the overriding theme of which has been to see Hackley move from conversation to action on issues of racism and injustice. I am grateful to those who participated--both students and adults--for the direct nature of these conversations, leading me to insights on ways we can and must do better.
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