Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice & Belonging


At SBMS we challenge our students to become compassionate, respectful, courageous agents of change in the world. This compels each of us to include, listen to, and respect the voices, traditions, beliefs and ideas of all members of our community and to approach this work with an open mind, a full heart and a patient spirit.
Our DEIJB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging) Committee has been hard at work, and we wanted to share and celebrate some of the movements made during the 2023-2024 school year. We recognize there is still much to do, but we'd like to acknowledge the various accomplishments thus far. 

  • First ever independent school partnership and Parent Webinar - "How to Raise Anti-Racist Children" with Brit Hawthorne.
  • We've completed the Ally 2 Accomplice equity audit about workplace inclusion and belonging (employees, leadership, and board participated)
  • We completed our second internal curriculum audit to identify where teachers are or have opportunities to weave DEIJB topics into the curriculum intentionally. 
  • Our community collaboratively developed and agreed on a school-wide DEIJB Vision Statement. Students, faculty, staff, and parents were involved in the process. 
  • We continue to provide Spanish interpretation during our information night, parent conferences, and open houses.
  • We continue to provide a strong presence of our GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance), which has also brought "Friday Facts" to town meetings and guest speakers, like the Executive Director of Color Bloq, which our GSA raised funds to support.
  • We continue to partner and consult with James Joyce, Coffee with a Black Guy, to help continue our momentum.
  • Michelle Holmes, DEI Director of Crane Country Day School, presented at both our Parent Association and Faculty inservice.