Diversity and Inclusivity

Aidan's Statement on Diversity and Equity

The needs of humankind are universal. Our means of meeting them create the richness and diversity of the planet. The Montessori child should come to relish the texture of that diversity. Maria Montessori

At Aidan Montessori School we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our world. Our differences —including those of culture, race, ethnicity, religion, age, family structure, sex and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomics, learning style, and world view, among others — form and inform a rich environment that is a crucial part of educating our children on their path to maturity and global citizenship. Our interactions across our entire community are characterized by guiding principles of respect, equity, justice, humanity, peace, and personal responsibility.

We oppose discrimination and consciously recognize the value of diversity throughout our hiring practices, admission process, classroom composition, professional development, and community activities.

On Inclusivity at Aidan

At Aidan, we believe that a full educational excellence requires an inclusive and diverse community.

In our classroom communities, we provide the right setting, materials and curriculum to foster peace and embrace differences. By promoting inclusion and collaboration, we encourage each other to be open-minded and appreciative of different ideas.

Diversity Posts & News

Celebrate Frederick Douglass with the PA on President's Day Weekend

Aidan parent Lynice Williams invites you to join her for an educational celebration of renowned statesman, writer, social reformer, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass's 200th birthday on the upcoming long weekend, in collaboration with Aidan's Parent Association. We hope your family can take part in this celebration of one of America's most inspiring historical figures. Please read more to preregister.