Last week, during morning meeting presentations, students were introduced to the school's primary tenet. The primary tenet was designed by last year's Diversity Task Force, which had started working on the tenet the year before I joined the Bosque School community. The Diversity Task Force, is a group of upper school students, faculty, staff, administrators, and parents who meet throughout the year to discuss issues around diversity and inclusivity in our community.
The primary tenet is a set of beliefs and values that we hold as a community, and that the Diversity Task Force views as the way in which we aspire to live out our school's mission. We foresee the tenet being used in our admissions process to help prospective families understand how we engage with one another, or in advisory conversations where students discuss behaviors and actions that add or take away from our school culture. We do not see the tenet as a set of guidelines or rules that are punitive in nature, nor does it replace the mission and core values of our school. The primary tenet complements our mission and core values, speaking to how we live out the charge and vision of the founders of our school.
As you see the primary tenet around campus, we, the Diversity Task Force, hope it resonates with you and speaks to your experience. We also recognize that our school community is constantly working to aspire to each of these statements in order to make our community an empowering and affirming space for everyone.
Bosque School's Primary Tenet
At Bosque School, we commit to scholarship, community, and integrity. We treat one another with respect, compassion, and empathy to create a community whose members feel valued and empowered as multifaceted human beings.
We come to school each day dedicated to the emotional, physical, and intellectual well-being of each unique individual. We accept the responsibility to know, engage with, and care for each other.
We leave Bosque each day aware that our commitment to this tenet extends beyond our campus.