There is the formal work of continually developing and refining curricula so that multicultural frameworks inform scope and depth of content in academic subject areas. There is the interpersonal work of teacher support of the social, emotional and moral development of each student in House and academic classroom contexts, and there is the level of intrapersonal transformation that underlies individual growth and understanding of the ways in which race, class, and culture inform how we see ourselves and each other.
Dalton continues to be a work in progress, committed to and critically conscious of these distinct components of the work that constitute a diversity literate and multi-culturally fluent learning community.
While independent schools nationwide are addressing the issue of multicultural frameworks with regard to academic curriculum development, Dalton also remains both receptive and flexible as we attempt to stay current and responsive to curricular concerns. Our progressive philosophical roots and the structures of the Dalton Plan support us in this process.
A brief look at each division, the First Program, the Middle School and the High School will allow for highlights of the thoughtful work undertaken by the administration, teachers, and students therein.
Dalton's Diversity curriculum is evolving, as it is responsive to our student needs and faculty resources. Examples shown in this video and on these pages are subject to change.