Check out the recording of JEDI's "Affirming and Supporting LGBTQ+ Students and Families" and additional resources from this virtual event!
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.
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.
The Aidan JEDI Committee hosted "Discussing Difficult Topics With Your Child: Crayons and Conversation with Family Therapist Francine Ronis" on Monday, November 2. In case you missed it, catch the recording of this virtual event here!
Free workshop, "Parenting in Support of Black Lives: How to Build a Just Future for Kids (and How Media Can Help)" hosted by Common Sense Media on Wednesday, June 17 at 3:00 PM. Register and learn more!