Each year, Friends School 3rd-8th graders march in downtown Wilmington's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade to show our school support for inclusion, diversity and equality.
Central tenets of the Quaker Faith have been inclusion, diversity and equality. Quakers have always sought to include peoples of both genders and all races, classes and creeds. Quakers were among the first groups to insist that women, Native Americans, African Americans and others from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds be given freedom and equal status. This tradition continues today as Quakers actively advocate against prejudice and intolerance.
Friends School is actively committed to building and maintaining a racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse community. Providing an enriched learning environment through the exploration, understanding, and appreciation of differences, Friends School prepares students for living in an increasingly diverse and global society. We seek to incorporate multicultural issues throughout the curriculum and we have ongoing discussions of diversity so that each of us might have a better understanding of what it means to be part of a diverse community. We strive to support local organizations that share these values. In keeping with our commitment to diversity, Friends School recognizes and explores traditions and holidays from a variety of cultures and religious traditions.
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