“We will graduate students who are…at ease beyond their borders.”
—Avenues mission statement
We’re not just referring to reaching across global borders of nationality, culture and language. In our daily experience we are always navigating borders. We are committed as individuals and as a community to understanding and connecting across all lines of difference, including race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic background, political orientation and more.
Developing these habits of mind and heart requires daily attention, sensitivity and honesty. We are devoted to sustained dialogue and to implementing practices and policies that ensure we live up to this commitment.
As a world school, we strive to build and be a model of an inclusive global community.
As a learning community, we honor the dignity of every person and teach our children to do the same.
As a laboratory for innovation, we know that when diverse people with many perspectives feel truly safe and included, they create amazing things.
We know we’ll never finish the work of building an ever more inclusive, equitable and diverse organization—and we’ll never stop trying.
- Losmeiya Huang, Chinese Immersion, Early Learning Center