Each of our four educational divisions have dedicated Diversity Committees.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At GFS, we welcome the experiences and perspectives of all members of our community. We strive for continuous growth in understanding and valuing the intersections of age, ability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. We bring awareness to these varied parts of our identities and the roles they play in making us who we are, individually and as a school community.
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team coordinates with all members of our community to better engage in these principles. We see DEI as integral to the ethical foundation of our community, and it is a responsibility that we all share.
GFS is a community that values both intergroup and intragroup connections. The work we do within groups and across our community permeates the fabric of our school life. Our desire is to improve relationships between people by dialoguing, engaging in constructive conflict, and working together in authentic and meaningful ways.
Engagement on Campus and in the Wider World
GFS creates spaces for students to engage focused learning on relational identity development and allyship through events such as Diversity Dialogue Day in the Upper School and our all school Unity Day.
Many of our teachers and staff are actively engaged in exploring race, culture, and ethnicity, and are leaders in these areas at GFS, regionally, and nationally. Faculty/staff-initiated affinity groups help address concerns and foster deeper connections within our community.
GFS seeks to improve the capacities of our students, faculty, and staff through professional development, conferences, and in-house days.
Our Diversity Ambassadors take on collaborative leadership roles in their commitment to cultural programming, social justice, and more.
The MPA is committed to creating and integrating cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity in the GFS community.
DEI News and Updates
Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!
Director of Middle School Keino Terrell, Associate Head of School Page Fahrig-Pendse, and senior Martina Kiewek were quoted in an article about teaching young people anti-racism.
Please see pages 20-22 in Grid's August issue. Thank you to reporter Connie Garcia-Barrio for her interest in GFS!
Senior Ryan Lewis was honored with a Princeton Prize in Race Relations for advancing racial equity in the GFS community.
The Upper School Intersectional Equity Club (IEC) has a new website!
For International Women's Day, we spoke with student Diversity Ambassador Maria Ramos '23 and Penka Slavova, Director of the International Student Program (ISP), about Women’s History Month.