Diversity At BFS
Buckingham Friends School Diversity Statement
Approved by the Buckingham Friends School Staff – April 22, 2019
As an educational community established upon the foundation of the Religious Society of Friends, Buckingham Friends School strives to be an inclusive and accepting school where all voices are heard, valued, and incorporated into our story. We believe that a variety of experiences, perspectives, and identities are integral to the strength and continuous shaping of our interconnected community.
At Buckingham Friends School, diversity is understood to be defined as a series of identities including, and not limited to: abilities, age, ethnicity, family structure, gender, language, race, religion and spirituality, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. We recognize that every community member identifies in different ways, and we believe that Buckingham Friends School is greatly enriched by this diversity.
Buckingham Friends School is intentional in its commitment to honoring and teaching about diversity in all aspects of educational programming and community life. We seek to embrace and empower commonly marginalized and under-represented groups, recognizing that our community benefits when we include and uplift a broader range of voices. We believe this active engagement is the key that opens the door to a peaceful, yet powerful future in which our students will “Let Their Lives Speak.”