Diversity & Inclusion Programs

We are proud to offer a thoughtful curriculum as well as breadth of activities, programs, and offerings at Crane School to support our ongoing diversity and inclusion work. The following core components support these efforts. 
 

SEED Group

SEED stands for Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity. Nearly half of Crane’s faculty and staff participate in this voluntary group that meets once per month. Interactive exercises are utilized to deepen awareness of race, gender, equity, privilege, diversity, and inclusion. Crane is proud to offer this powerful group to support faculty and staff in their growth and development as teachers and role models, which benefits all students and helps foster a thriving, robust, and more inclusive learning environment for our school community. Crane’s Board of Trustees supports our SEED group by providing dinner for each meeting. 

Professional Development

We recognize that we are always learning, and our work in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion are an ongoing process. We are committed to offering a variety of professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, and parents. Sending faculty, administrators, and board members to the NAIS People of Color Conference (PoCC) each year and inviting educators-in-residence and speakers to Crane to focus on topics of diversity and inclusion are some of the ways in which we invigorate, energize, and educate our community. 

Eighth Grade Civil Rights Trip

At the end of September, the eighth-grade students participate in a powerful capstone civil rights trip to Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA, and other historical sites in the south. This trip aims to further develop students’ knowledge of past historical events and the implications on current climate today. Students gain greater awareness of issues related to social justice, race, equity, inclusion, and privilege.