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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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The Friends School of Atlanta is committed to diversity and community far beyond the traditional practice of inclusion.

Guided by the Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship, we are a diverse, welcoming community of learners and seekers. Our teachers and students work to educated and be educated by children from a broad spectrum of racial economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds as well as differing physical abilities and family structures. As a result, the student body is among the most diverse of any independent school in the Southeast. 

Beloved Community 

As we strive to create what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called "the beloved community," we purposefully engage in self-evaluation and reflection. We are resolved to nurture, maintain, and expand diversity in our faculty, administration, Board Members, parents/caregivers and student body. We challenge ourselves to become a leading example of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and justice in Atlanta and the larger educational community.

Student Programing

Parent/Caregiver Involvement

Parents/Caregivers are involved in planning and running various activities that enhance diversity, equality, inclusion, and belonging and support beloved community (e.g., donation drives, service opportunities, cultural and social events).

Faculty and Staff Professional Development

The office of DEI sponsors various Professional development opportunities related to strengthening faculty and staff members' knowledge and skills related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Additionally, many of our faculty and staff members choose to participate in SEED. Faculty/staff also have access to all workshops provided through Pollyanna.

Affinity Groups and Alliances

Black Heritage Celebration

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two women standing, one in front of a microphone. two women seated in chairs behind them with drums
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Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Community Event

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two women holding a book and reading aloud in front of a group of people in green chairs
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mother and daughter standing together behind a yellow table with balloons on either side of the table
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