Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
The American School in London (ASL) is committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community. Our strength is in our diversity. We are committed to providing equitable access to all facets of school life. ASL is dedicated to fostering an inclusive school environment in which members can thrive and be themselves in a fully authentic manner.
ASL upholds the right to an educational experience in which diverse identities, experiences and ideas are recognized and human dignity is affirmed. Diversity develops better collaborators, braver explorers, stronger communicators, greater innovators and deeper thinkers. From the time children enter the School, they learn to celebrate their differences and similarities, confront stereotypes and biases, and develop an understanding of historical and contemporary struggles and victories in the face of injustice. Through this education, students are empowered to advocate for a more just world and acquire the skills to be courageous global citizens.
Creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community is an ever-evolving journey. We challenge ourselves to do this work on a personal and institutional level, with empathy and mutual respect. Building and sustaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community is the responsibility of all. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion holds the promise of a better future for all our children.
Approved April 2020