Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Our school should be a reflection of the neighborhood we serve, the city we live in, and the world we wish to create.

We know that our community thrives when we create shared experiences among students, families, and faculty of varying perspectives, approaches, and opinions.

Ours is a school that will forever respect and honor those differences, as we seek to build understanding and empathy in all who cross our threshold.

Anti-Bias Curriculum (a curriculum guide from the Anti-Defamation League)

Anti-Bias Building Blocks are taught Pre-K through Grade 8. The five areas of anti-bias work identified in Building Blocks are:

  • Creating a safe and comfortable classroom environment.
  • Understanding my strengths, skills, and identity.
  • Understanding and appreciating differences.
  • Understanding bias and discrimination.
  • Confronting/challenging bias and bullying.
  • Anti-Bias lessons take place during Lower School Community Time and Middle School Long Advisory sessions.
    • During Middle School Advisory, students studied the 13 Guiding Principles of the Black Lives Matter movement. After discussing each principle, this group decided that Collective Value resonated most with them and worked together to create a poster on its importance.
Students marching in support for Asian American and Pacific Islanders around our school in Brooklyn
Our DEIB liaison working with our students in class

Parent DEIB Committee

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Committee works closely with WNS teachers and administration to offer the  WNS community new ways to better understand the experiences of all members of our society and to foster an environment in which all individuals feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.

View the Parent’s Association DEI Committee

Our teachers in a workshop for DEIB at our school's gym in Brooklyn
Anti-biased workshop