Our commitment to diversity

Montessori: Valuing Diversity with Andrew Solomon

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.

Please see Statement of Nondiscrimination on the About page.

“Tug on anything at all and you’ll find it connected to everything else in the universe.”—John Muir

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.

Over time these experiences contribute to students becoming global citizens.

  • Cultural experiences
  • Integrated social and science curriculum
  • Exposure to foreign languages
  • Service in the community
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Peace Education
  • Montessori Model United Nations
  • Model United Nations