Woodinville Montessori School defines diversity as: “individual traits or qualities that may differ from person to person that include but is not limited to race, cultural expression and identification, religious beliefs, neurodiversity, socioeconomic status, family structure, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, age, and physical ability.”
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)
Woodinville Montessori School recognizes the interdependence of all humanity and strives to understand, value, and respect individuals and groups from a broad spectrum of personal characteristics and perspectives, as well as demographic and philosophical differences. We are committed to continued examination of our school’s underlying beliefs and practices to ensure that they guide us on our path towards making our school a place where each individual feels seen, heard and is integral to our community. Our commitment is grounded in the awareness that discrimination can create and sustain privileges for some while harming others.
Respect for self, others & the environment is at the heart of all that we do at WMS
We look at the whole child and our aim is to make every student feel safe, heard and celebrated at school.
Awareness of and respect for individual differences are embedded in our Montessori philosophy and curriculum. WMS seeks to acknowledge the uniqueness of each person’s experience and background within the broad spectrum of humanity. We do this by creating a culture of appreciation and mutual respect, acceptance and a commitment to human rights and to free and open inquiry. Our commitment to diversity extends throughout the school community, including students, families, employees, Family Alliance and the Board of Trustees. It is not enough to limit this commitment to curriculum and teaching methods; it must be evident in our culture and in how we conduct all business and social affairs of the school. The admissions, business, communications and development staff intentionally consider the diversity in our community when making plans and decisions.
WMS educates students to be global citizens who embrace different cultures and who understand the value of diversity in thought, experience and being. Through education that highlights the interdependencies and ties between humanity and environment, student activism is kindled as their understanding of social justice and personal identity strengthens. Respect for self, others and the environment is at the heart of all that we do.