Diversity, Equity, and Belonging
Meaningful Connections Forged in Belonging, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, equity, and belonging are foundational necessities for any school dedicated to providing a well-rounded education that prepares students to competently and confidently engage in diverse communities of all types.
At Kents Hill, we strive to create an environment where all students feel free to be their authentic selves and know that the unique perspectives created by diversity in our abilities, ethnicities, genders, races, religions, socio-economic classes, and sexual orientations (to name a few) add incredible value to our community. We also recognize that Kents Hill does not exist in a vacuum. Structural disparities, racism, and other forms of oppression affect our people and our community. Therefore, Kents Hill is committed to creating programs, implementing policies, and dedicating resources to address historic and systemic forms of injustice to create a climate of access, belonging, and achievement for all students.
Built on Belonging
Work surrounding diversity, equity, and belonging is not concrete; it is an ever-changing system that ebbs and flows with a constantly evolving global influence and landscape. It is the responsibility of each community member to engage in the work of building and maintaining a community where everyone belongs. Kents Hill has a Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Team (DEB) that serves as a coordinating hub and think tank for campus-wide efforts that increase our multicultural competence, facilitate change, encourage growth, and pave new pathways for future generations of a diverse and equitable community, bonded together with the common goal of embracing our motto, “one person of principle can always make a difference.”
Resources and Religious High Holidays
The following is not exhaustive—it is a partial list of the major Holy Days from fall 2021 to spring 2022, which are celebrated
by major religious communities. Contact the School Chaplain or the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging if you find the
dates are not accurate or the calendar does not include an important date in your religious tradition.