In its commitment to Bosque School’s core values of scholarship, community, and integrity, the Bosque School Board of Trustees envisions a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational community where students, teachers, and families engage with one another in mutually respectful discourse and dialogue. In its belief that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school provides a rich and challenging academic environment that prepares students for college and participation in a globally interconnected world, Bosque aspires to have a population reflective of the community.
As an academic institution, Bosque School encourages academic exploration and the freedom of expression and thought. To prepare students for the worlds of college and beyond, the Board encourages Bosque leadership to provide all teachers with access to the most contemporary and evidence-based educational models that promote the development of wisdom in all students in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusivity. This includes fostering in all students some of the following skills:
- An ability to critique arguments rather than people
- An acceptance of having ideas critiqued by others
- An ability to develop curiosity toward evidence that belies statements made by others and the ability to research this using contemporary technology;
- A habit of seeking out alternative viewpoints rather than listening exclusively to those with whom one agrees; and,
- A willingness to consider multiple perspectives when forming an opinion.
In our coming from a variety of backgrounds, we recognize the complexity of issues around diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and all of us, students, faculty/staff, families, and trustees are learning together. We commit to this work while recognizing that it can be difficult; we strive to be constantly improving while acknowledging that we are a learning institution with children and adults in different places on this journey. In its desire to ensure that Bosque is a community where all students have equal opportunity to flourish, Bosque School will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or political affiliation. Bosque School encourages and expects all members of the community to demonstrate respect for individual differences inherent in a diverse community.
It is the strongly held belief of the Bosque Board of Trustees that by creating a community where diversity, equity, and inclusivity are considered fundamental to a well-educated person’s being, the school offers students the best preparation possible for the world they will inhabit in college and beyond.