At Renbrook, our mission statement commits to a “rigorous, enriched program of academic excellence in which students from diverse backgrounds can develop skills in a supportive and nurturing environment.”
In practice, this means we encourage diversity that spans racial, religious, national, ethnic, socio-economic and other lines, emphasizing the differences woven into the fabric of our increasingly global culture.
We value the diversity of our students, families, faculty and staff. We believe this diversity helps students be successful in today’s world—and prepares them for the future that awaits them.
Our goals for diversity include:
Enrolling diverse students.
Recruiting and hiring diverse faculty and staff.
Creating programs to support students of color and their allies within our multicultural community.
Integrating multicultural topics into the curriculum and reference library.
Continuing programs for parents, faculty and staff with adult focus on issues of diversity.
Continuing to increase diversity among trustees, corporators, and volunteers.
Supporting of local, regional and national associations addressing multicultural matters.
Diversity Facts & Stats:
Students of color represent 32% of Renbrook’s student body.
Families of color represent Asian, African-American, Caribbean-American, Latin-American, Middle Eastern, and biracial backgrounds.
26% of the student body receives financial aid in grants of all sizes.
The work of the Parent Association Connections Committee, the faculty Diversity Committee and the Students Interested in Multicultural Issues (SIMI) Club continually promotes multicultural understanding on campus and at local and national conferences.
Renbrook participates in the National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference, as well as all Connecticut Association of Independent Schools diversity initiatives.
As a founding member of SPHERE, an independent school consortium, Renbrook supports the better understanding of race, diversity, and multicultural issues.
Renbrook integrates an appreciation of different cultures, countries, and ethnicities across the 12-year curriculum.
Renbrook School admits students of every race, religion, sex, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate with regard to students on the basis of race, sex, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.