Polaris - A Growing Diverse and Inclusive Community!
At Polaris, as a school and as individuals, we hold the dignity of the human being and the aim of social renewal at the very centre of our work. We are committed to being active in the transformation towards a better, more compassionate and loving world. We want our school to be a place where we can learn together and support each other in this huge task.
As a school we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse community where we feel safe, supported and included within our Community. We know that as a community we are all at our best when as whole individuals we are appreciated, valued and respected.
We strive to create an environment where our thoughts and actions spring from a source of mutual respect, compassion, and kindness, a safe place that stimulates our students to grow, develop and reach their true potential. One of the goals of the Waldorf Curriculum is to teach about a world of goodness, beauty, and truth, a world that our children can reflect in themselves and aspire to.
Polaris is a new and growing community, and we acknowledge that there is a lot of important work needed for us to achieve this vision. We are committed to this work and are currently working with Alma Partners to explore these issues further through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training and workshops. Our teachers and staff are working at a number of levels starting with bringing awareness to and examining our own internal biases and how they are expressed, studying how the curriculum and its delivery can embrace and promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and exploring the festival life of the school and our policies and procedures to ensure we stay true to our commitment to an inclusive and diverse community which is representative of us all.
In addition to our commitment above, we also support the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America’s (AWSNA) Statement of Inclusion and Equity, and agree that; “Waldorf education espouses principles of respect for human dignity. Any narratives or indications made by Rudolf Steiner that are in contradiction to these principles are not the basis for Waldorf education and we unequivocally denounce such statements”.
Polaris Faculty, Staff and Board of Directors