Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Williston
We believe an inclusive community is central to the school’s mission to inspire students to live with purpose, passion, and integrity.
As an independent school that draws students from across the country and around the world, we recognize that diversity and inclusion promote cross-cultural dialogue, expose students to a deeper and wider swath of humanity, and ultimately, make our community stronger. We commit to welcoming to this community all segments of society, including members of all racial and ethnic identities, religions, sexual orientations and gender identities, abilities, ages, and socio-economic statuses.
At Williston, we’ve laid a foundation that calls for respectful communication; deliberate choices that promote diversity and inclusion both in admissions and in hiring; and frequent activities that work toward equity in the school setting and beyond, such as Cultural Identity Discussions, an annual Why Not Speak Day, and guest speakers that highlight social justice. Our diversity and inclusion work is also tied to our curriculum, where we endeavor to include multiple perspectives in all disciplines. We believe a diverse and inclusive community helps prepare students for success as they move into college and onto their professional lives.