The Lovett School is committed to:
Implementing a consistent practice of cultural competency and skill development for major stakeholders which includes employees, students, and families.
Graduating students with cultural competency as one of their core skill sets to prepare them for participation in a diverse global culture.
Shifting cultural understanding about the role of DEI in supporting excellence in outcomes for all Lovett students and families.
Initiative: Review the mission statement to ensure that it fully expresses the Lovett commitment to its core values, including those reflecting a diverse and inclusive community.
Progress: Revised mission statement approved by the Board of Trustees in February. The Lovett School is a community of belonging that develops students of honor, faith, and wisdom with the character and intellect to thrive in learning and life.
Initiative: Ratify core values for the school that incorporate excellence and belonging as critical components of the Lovett experience.
Progress: Lovett Core Values approved in the winter of 2020
The Lovett School Values:
Intellect as a lifelong pursuit of the cognitive, social, and emotional skills required to thrive in an increasingly complex world.
Purpose as the source of motivation for learning, the discovery of self, and the foundation of a meaningful life.
Belonging as a diverse community where all members feel connected, included, supported and respected.
Faith as the foundation of spiritual and moral values that lead to ethical decision making and perseverance in the face of challenge.
Love to cultivate joyful learning, strong character, and a compassionate, healthy community.
Initiative: Audit primary organizational systems, policies and practices around student recruitment and workforce management for equity and performance enhancement.
Progress: September 2020 and ongoing, reviewed the application for admission and admission processes and practices for equity. Conducted focus groups and surveys for newly enrolled Black families to guide outreach. Engaged in ongoing cultural competency and anti-bias training programs.
Initiative: Review expectations and accountability for employees, students and families to exhibit culturally competent behavior.
Progress: Human Resources audit presently underway.
Initiative: Examine the definition and communication around the “whole child” identity and leverage this as an essential component of school-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy.
Initiative: Audit the website and external communications to improve the School's messaging about the role of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in an excellent Lovett education.
Progress: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page of website refreshed in November 2020. Promoted Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitments and values alignment through every prospective parent engagement opportunity.