Join Aidan's JEDI Committee for a Spring Potluck on March 15! Bring a dish to share that is special to your family or culture. RSVP by clicking the link above!
The Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee (JEDI) is a parent-led group who supports the families of the Aidan Montessori School, as well as the faculty and staff. JEDI’s mission is to help work to ensure that the Aidan Montessori community lives up to and fully embodies the words of Aidan Montessori’s Statement on Diversity and Equity.
JEDI recognizes that the differences that exist among us is what makes us unique. We honor and value diversity. We strive to include, value and embrace the many differences of race, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic background, as well as differences of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation and family structures. We believe that the diversity of our community plays a vital role in enriching Aidan’s learning environment. We believe, as a collective, we must continually evaluate our environment to make sure it provides a safe space, intellectually, emotionally, and physically, for our children. We believe that an environment that is free from bias is essential in bridging gaps and creating genuine human connections that honor one another. We stand against all forms of discrimination and harm.
We are committed to embracing and celebrating 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—to help form and inform a rich environment that is crucial to educating our children on their path to maturity and global citizenship. We are committed to a collaborative relationship and dialogue with the school in an effort to provide an inclusive and supportive environment that will represent, include, and uplift all of our children.
The JEDI Committee supports and fosters healthy dialogue among Aidan families, faculty, and staff. We invite Aidan’s families, faculty, and staff to share their unique perspectives to further enrich our community. Our goal is to work together with the school to support a culture of inclusion and empowerment of all within our community.
To join the JEDI Committee or to learn more about how to get involved, please contact our Diversity Coordinator, Julian Denizard.
JEDI Events 2022-2023
- Teaching and Learning About American Indians
- Talking to Kids About Racism
- Children's Books Relating to Gender Identity
- Book Recommendations for Parents & Teachers
- Previous JEDI Events & Resources
Teaching and Learning About American Indians
Talking to Kids About Racism
Children's Books Relating to Gender Identity
Book Recommendations for Parents & Teachers
Previous JEDI Events & Resources
Diversity Posts and News
Participate in our AIM Assessment of Inclusivity & Multiculturalism today! This survey is open now and will close on March 15. Thank you for taking part in this integral step in Aidan's long-term DEI goals.
Head of School Kevin Clark on the upcoming community-wide NAIS Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism and the DEIA Strategic Plan.