New City School was founded in 1969 on a commitment to diversity, equity, and justice. This founding vision continues to echo in our current mission statement, crafted and approved in May 2014:
Valuing diversity is a core tenent of New City School and often a reason that people choose to send their children to New City School. We are actively committed to diversity, equity, and justice, and these values are integral to who we are. At New City School, we recognize that students learn better in a diverse environment, and we define diversity as the existence of human variety. We understand that each of us is diverse in multiple ways and in a variety of contexts, and we look to explore diversity through various cultural identifiers, including, but not limited to, ability, age, ethnicity, gender, politics, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Diversity is embedded in our curriculum (see the Diversity in the Classroom section) and evident upon in the ambiance of our school. New City strives to educate everyone in our community to understand, appreciate, and value diversity, equity and justice, and we work to ensure that all members of our community can be fully participating, active contributors. All types of human diversity are celebrated at New City, and we encourage every person to bring their whole self through our red doors.
Diversity at New City can be experienced in the following three ways: diversity by the numbers, diversity beyond the numbers (including diversity in the classroom), and through diversity programming. Click below to read more.