Greene Hill School
Commitment to Anti-Racism
Greene Hill School was founded with the goal of supporting students along their journey in becoming members of a diverse and democratic society. We believe that our society privileges white people and whiteness, and that racist ideas are considered normal throughout our culture and institutions. GHS is committed to the deep and ongoing work of living up to our values as an anti-racist institution as part of the fight against systemic racism and white supremacy. It is the vital promise of GHS faculty, staff and board to support and empower children to take action where they see injustice and to hold space for conversations about race, racism and equity. At Greene Hill we prioritize social justice in our everyday interactions with community members and throughout our curriculum. Racism in any form is not acceptable, and GHS is dedicated to ongoing review and mindful revisions of our policies, practices and program to strengthen our anti-racist commitment as individuals and as a school. This is work we all share, whatever our racial identity, and we especially call on the white adult members of our community who experience and benefit from broad privilege to continue to listen to learn, take action against racist policies, procedures, and behaviors, expand perspectives and to recognize individual biases in order to best serve students. We believe that all students, and all members of GHS including faculty, staff, board and parents, benefit from being a part of a racially and otherwise diverse school and that we can work through possible discomfort or disagreement in order to grow for the benefit of ourselves, our school and our world.