Equity, Community, & Culture

What is ECC at Bosque School?

In our quest toward Challenging Education, Bosque School's Equity, Community, & Culture (ECC) work moves beyond episodic assemblies and reactive trainings to provide students a curriculum that equips them with skills to gain a better understanding of themselves, to collaborate with others, and to thrive in today’s interconnected world.

Students are exposed to developmentally appropriate touchpoints and curriculum from grades 6-12 that includes mini morning meeting lessons, ME/WE conferences, service learning groups, affinity groups, opportunities to travel to national conferences, and semester-long ECC workshop series, all designed to connect Bosque School’s academic mission, core values, and the board of trustees’ diversity statement with the lived experiences and developmental stages of our students. Our curriculum allows students to investigate ECC through the lens of power and privilege as social constructs with an emphasis on the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and ability. The workshops help students develop a critical and reflective understanding of self while affirming and challenging the ways in which they find themselves situated in relationship to the community on campus, in the Albuquerque community, and as global citizens.

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  • Bosque School Board of Trustees Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Statement

    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.
  • Bosque’s Primary Tenet is the way we live out our school's mission.

    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.
  • Non-Discrimination Policy

    Bosque School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in the administration of its educational program, admission, financial aid, athletics or other school policies. All students are afforded the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school.

Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Organizations

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  • Student Leadership for Equity and Diversity (SLED) and the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

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  • Students of Color Association (SOCA)

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Bosque School is an inclusive and nurturing environment. We welcome diverse thoughts and opinions, shared in a respectful manner. We seek to challenge our students, while encouraging their self-expression and individual identities. Our core values of inspiring academic excellence, cultivating community, fostering integrity, and learning from place guide our approach to a safe and welcoming environment.