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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Winchendon School

An opportunity to be heard and to make a difference.

At The Winchendon School, we draw our population from across the world and close to campus as well. We recognize the need to make TWS an open, safe, and welcoming community, ensuring all voices are heard and respected. It is in this way, our community grows stronger. With purpose in our work, we promote the enrichment of our School culture through discussions, events, and student-led initiatives.

DEI Week

By design, a Winchendon School education creates meaningful connections and purpose in all we do. Our core values form the foundation of our work. Through our signature programming, students at The Winchendon School are asked uncomfortable questions in order to become better critical thinkers. 

Each year, students build to create Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Week, providing opportunities for exploration and reflection. 

Students study, then guide and provide opportunities for learning for the rest of the School and the greater community.


Going Deeper

Take a look at the 2020 DEI Week Guide


Affinity Groups and Clubs

Affinity groups on campus are student led with a faculty member to help guide. They allow students who share a common interest or purpose to come together on a regular basis to discuss and explore the issues that matter to them.

Current Affinity Groups Include:

  • LGBTQIA+
  • Black/African Heritage
  • White European Heritage
  • Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage 
  • International Student Group

Off-Campus Opportunities

Students are open to participating in local off-campus events including:

  • Student Leadership Conferences
  • Local Black Lives Matter workshops
  • Pride parade
  • Environmental Climate Change Workshops and Parades
  • Students of Color Leadership
  • Common Grounds

Student speakers reflect on their own experiences. Here, Student Government co-president, Allie A. ’19 reflects on learning to love herself.

Want to explore further? Watch Alle’s full speech.

Student and Family Resources

 

We believe everyone deserves a seat at the table. When we don't get it right, students, families, faculty, and staff can reach out to the Head of School or Dean of Students directly. We also make an anonymous form available.

Tell Us What Happened (links to a new page)

 

Allyship Resources

Resources for students, family, and friends which can be used in conjunction with our Impact Learning resources.

Articles

  • Allyship and Activism
  • Anti-racism
  • BIPOC Experience
  • Intersectionality
  • Privilege
  • Systemic Racism
  • Toolkits

Books

Podcasts

Documentaries, Movies, and TV