Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity
The healthy social life is found
when, in the mirror of each human soul,
the whole community is living,
and when, in the community,
each human soul finds its reflection.
In 2016, the Board of Directors initiated a Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which is made up of Board members, parents, and faculty members. The Committee's goals include the following:
* Deepening dialogue among all groups of the school community (parents, faculty, staff, and students) in regards to defining diversity and inclusion and what value it holds for our school
* Strengthening our connections to the diverse communities of our island home
* Formulating ways to actively pursue, promote, and honor diversity and inclusion in our student body, Parents, Faculty, Administration, Board of Trustees, policies, literature, and curriculum
* Broadening our outreach to make enrollment accessible and welcoming to families underrepresented in the school, as a way to build a community that better reflects the local demographics of our island and the larger global community
HWS Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Haleakala Waldorf School defines diversity as a range of racial identifications, ancestries, nationalities, native languages, socioeconomic backgrounds, family structures, ages, faiths and belief systems, gender and sexual identities, abilities, appearances, occupations, and political affiliations.
Enhancing the diversity and inclusion of our school community is a journey of both moral and educational importance, and a learning and growth experience for our whole community. We recognize that the richness inherent in an educational culture is comprised not only of the curriculum, but also of the community of parents, teachers and students who are learning about the world together. To this end, we are actively building a school that fosters a sense of belonging for everyone, furthers an understanding of our common humanity, and that represents our island community and the world in which we live.
Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
With the aim of having Haleakala Waldorf School better reflect our Maui community, as well as enriching the educational experiences of each of our students, the Board of Directors has initiated a Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the 2018-2019 academic year. Scholarship funds have been set aside to support and encourage families of Hawaiian ancestry to join our school community, To learn more and apply, please contact @waldorfmaui.org.