Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity at a Glance
One of the greatest strengths of our School is the diversity of our student body. Our vibrant community includes families from 37 different zip codes and, in a typical year, four or five different foreign countries. In a 21st-century global society, it becomes ever more important that we live, work, and study with multiple people who are not just like ourselves. This quality of life at RHP may be one of the most important aspects of preparation for success in college and beyond.
Our DEI TEAM consistently explores, embraces, and celebrates individual differences and backgrounds in and out of the classroom and our everyday lives. We strive to ensure that all members of our diverse community feel respected, safe, and accepted in expressing who they are. Our commitment to an educational experience of equity and inclusion cultivates a culture of belonging and creates more culturally competent learners. We recognize and value all areas of diversity, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, country of origin, socio-economic status, gender identity and expression, age, sexuality, religion, neurodiversity, and physical abilities.
Community Statistics (2022 - 2023 School Year)
- 47% students of color
- 55% students have learning differences
- Over 37 different zip codes
- 37% of students receive financial aid
- 51% faculty of color
- 30% board members of color
Guidelines for Inclusive Communication
These guidelines are community agreements, adapted and developed from a collaborative effort of our faculty, utilized to help facilitate discussions and navigate difficult topics. Teachers and students alike are mindful of and practice adhering to these guidelines when engaging in dialogue that may at times be unfamiliar or uncomfortable.
DEI Programming: Advisory Workshop Topics
- Race & Ethnicity
- Gender Roles
- Assumptions & Stereotypes
- Multicultural Identity/Microaggressions
- Implicit Bias
- Equality & Equity
DEI Professional Development
We are committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) by providing an education and community experience that addresses multiple perspectives and reflects the cultural diversity of our community, society, and the world. During Faculty Opening Meetings at the start of the school year, our entire faculty and staff participate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshops as part of our ongoing training and professional development efforts. We revisit our school’s Guidelines for Inclusive Communication and discuss facilitating difficult conversations. We also reflected on our current work and how to be more intentional in including a variety of perspectives in our curriculum and school events. Our ongoing workshops will help us as educators continue to learn and grow within our community. Thank you to our DEI team for leading the charge under Sharon Chia Claros, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team
Sharon Chia Claros
Director of Diversity, Equity, and
Enrollment Management Associate and DEI Coordinator
Learning Specialist, DEI Coordinator, and Girls' Basketball Coach