Equity & Diversity

The success of any community in its diversity mission is reflected in its vision and its outcomes.

Our mission to educate and prepare students so that they may Go Forth Unafraid® in a complex global community hinges on their capacity to think critically and make ethical decisions that stem from a core belief in the value of difference, a real sense of cultural fluency, and a sincere and empathic regard for interdependence.

The equity and belonging mission embedded in the policy and procedures of the Board of Trustees is made explicit in the Strategic Plan, a multifaceted, community-wide agenda, which mandates the continued recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, administration, and staff, the development of inclusive curricula, ongoing education on complex cultural issues, measures to determine accountability and progress, and equal access for all community members to participate fully in the life of the school.

DEI Vision Statement

At Dalton, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to a healthy and vibrant school. We aim to be an institution where every member of our community feels valued in their differences and united in the shared belief that a diverse and equitable community is integral to academic excellence. We strive to have our halls be reflective of our values through the diversity of our students, faculty, staff and families. We will provide an education that embraces challenging inquiry so that our students are prepared to participate and lead towards a more equitable world.

Dalton's Principles of Equity and Belonging

  • All community members are expected to act in a manner consistent with Dalton's Mission, Vision, and Principles and to contribute to building a community of integrity and compassion.
  • All Dalton students will be treated with dignity and with respect, irrespective of their personal beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic circumstance, ability and other important aspects of their identity.
  • All Dalton community members will aim to have a deep appreciation for their fellow community members’ differing life experiences and learn to engage in respectful dialogue and discourse.
  • Dalton is committed to providing its students with an understanding of racial and structural inequities and discrimination in the United States and abroad.
  • Dalton will support its students in furtherance of this vision by providing opportunities to address current societal inequities.
  • Dalton will furnish the resources necessary for all Dalton students to be able to thrive academically and socially and ultimately to “go forth unafraid.”
In advancing our vision and principles, we affirm that we are an educational community dedicated to better understanding and treatment of others, independent thought and engagement with differing perspectives. We seek to unite our community in our shared vision and our differences, and to do so with empathy, understanding, and consistent with the Dalton Plan.
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