Embracing All: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Spartanburg Day School
Spartanburg Day School is committed to being purposeful in cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive community where all individuals are accepted, respected and valued.
Three Upper School students recently participated in the National Association of Independent Schools Student Diversity Leadership Conference, held virtually from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3. High school students from across the nation and abroad participate in the annual conference to develop cross-cultural communication skills, design effective strategies for social justice practice through dialogue and the arts, and learn the foundations of allyship and networking principles.
To kick off a Month of Gratitude, Spartanburg Day School Upper School students showed an appreciation for the arts Monday as they welcomed nationally acclaimed poet Ashley M. Jones, who currently serves as the poet laureate of her home state of Alabama.
Jones addressed ninth-12th grade students during two afternoon sessions, reading selections from her third and most recent poetry collection, Reparations Now!. She also led a small group of creative writing and interested students in a hands-on poetry workshop.
Spartanburg Day School students across all three divisions are engaged in fun and informative activities to mark Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 - Oct. 15. Below are just a few examples of celebrations within our classrooms.