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Birches School
Birches School   100 Bedford Road  
Lincoln, Massachusetts  01773  
   
Private/Independent School
Coed pre-k 8 78 students
 

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Employer Description
 
Birches School (Lincoln, MA) PK-8 Multiage classrooms Current enrollment = 78 Anticipated enrollment = 90 Equity and inclusion are core values at Birches School. We are passionate about and committed to building diversity within our PK-8 school and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member of our community enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. The Birches School mission is to nurture students' innate curiosity and creativity in harmony with the natural world. Birches students embody empathy, inclusivity, integrity, teamwork, and a passion for learning.
 
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Diversity Mission Statement
 
Birches School works to create a place of belonging for all students and faculty regardless of skin color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status in keeping with the School’s connection with Nature. We are committed to building faculty and student diversity efforts to prioritize greater representation of people of color. In order to accomplish these goals, we will: • Create pipelines for increasing faculty, student, and leadership diversity. • Allocate resources to support ongoing professional development and curriculum reform to improve anti-racism programming in order to advance academic excellence and enrich our work environment. • Analyze systemic racism nested in school policy and practice to determine what Birches needs to change in order to dismantle structural elements that maintain inequity and devisiveness while building an anti-racist community. • Analyze financial accessibility and affordability to reduce barriers to access in order to create an equitable financial model and increase enrollment of underrepresented groups. • Routinely report metrics relating to diversity and affordability to the community.