It is time for parents to teach young people early on
that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
It is a fundamental goal of Whatcom Hills to bring students to an understanding and experience of the common humanity of all the world’s peoples, transcending the stereotypes, prejudices, and divisive barriers of classification by sex, gender identity, race, socio-economic standing, religious heritage and culture. Through the process of learning, listening and deepening our understanding of equity and inclusion, we humbly strive to create, embrace and support a diverse, equitable and inclusive community where everyone feels respected, connected and valued.
We have taken up this work of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive school culture with the help of our DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Committee established by our Board of Trustees, guided by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and supported by a committed group of leaders across WHWS’ governing and community entities.
We firmly believe that the work of building mutual understanding, friendship and connection between all people is healing, restorative and life-affirming for everyone involved. By learning to see and understand each other fully in our differences - and to celebrate and cherish the beauty of those differences - we become stronger, and more resilient as a school community and as a society.