Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Each year on MLK Day FSW conducts an all-school celebration to honor Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement.

Friends School of Wilmington students benefit enormously from an inclusive academic environment that promotes an appreciation of diversity in all its forms, including differences in race, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background, and sexual orientation. A curriculum and school that is rich in diversity offers a mirror on the world, and prepares young people to enter that world with curiosity, respect, and an appreciation for people who are different from them. As part of our ongoing commitment toward fostering mutual understanding, the Friends School of Wilmington strives to:

  • Encourage inclusivity and diversity among our students, parents, teachers and staff, including taking steps to promote it by increasing our percentages of people from under-represented communities.

  • Regularly evaluate our success in achieving diversity within our community and recommend strategies to further enhance it.

  • Develop curriculum and programming that will not only celebrate diversity but will also promote social justice, both within our school and within the larger community.

  • Establish and maintain a network of resources to ensure that all members of our community are supported.

FSW has established a Diversity and Inclusion Fund to support this equality and justice mission. The fund supports diversity and inclusion efforts at Friends School, including:

  • tuition assistance, for students 18 mos.-8th grade, to help lessen the socioeconomic barriers that might prevent access to a Friends education

  • recruitment and retention of superior faculty and staff with ongoing professional development opportunities

  • classroom materials, curriculum expansion, and service learning field trips

To donate to the Diversity and Inclusion Fund, please contact Lona Popovic at or 910.792.1811. Or donate online via Network for Good using the button below - be sure to include the fund name under Designation. Thank you!

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