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.

JEDI Committee

Aidan's Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (JEDI) Committee is a parent-led group designed to support and foster a dialogue among fellow Aidan families and faculty.

Learn more about this committee, its mission, goals, upcoming events and resources on the JEDI Committee page. 

Diversity Posts and News

Upcoming JEDI Event: Inclusive Learning Environments

Join Aidan's JEDI Committee for their upcoming event "Inclusive Learning Environments" featuring guest speaker and school psychologist, Brittany Pinkney. The event will take place Monday, April 22 from 5-7 PM - please RSVP and let us know if you plan to attend.

Join Us at the Book Fair on October 14

We've got all the details about Aidan's upcoming Book Fair at Politics & Prose on Sunday, October 14. Purchase books for the Aidan Library, Bright Beginnings, or stock up your own bookshelves. Afterward, head over to Comet Ping Pong and grab a slice of pizza, all while supporting Aidan Montessori School!

Thanks for a Great JEDI Potluck!

The JEDI Committee hosted its first potluck at the end of May, and is looking forward to continuing to talk about and work for justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion at Aidan after a wonderful evening of food and camaraderie.