Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Commitment to DEI

Creating and supporting a culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is a priority for us at Newman. Our School’s commitment to strong relationships and high expectations are essential as we work to be a truly inclusive institution where all students and families know and feel they belong.

This page is intended to serve as a central resource for community members to learn about Newman's DEI initiatives. Please follow the links below for details about initiatives in Green Trees, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School, and for Newman faculty and staff. If you have additional questions, please contact Kim Causey, Coordinator of Community and Inclusion.
Board Position on DEI

Consistent with ISAS standards, the Board of Governors seeks to ensure that Newman fosters an environment of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at school and among the Newman community. Our School continues to be unequivocal in actively opposing racism in all forms. An important aspect of the Newman experience is based on building relationships across a diverse group of people. These relationships provide the trust to engage in difficult and complex conversations and lead to a better understanding of different perspectives and allow us to embrace the humanity in one another.

Click here to read the full Newman Board of Governors Position on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


Diversity is defined as the wide range of characteristics that contribute to a person’s identity including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, age, ability, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background.

Equity is defined as fair treatment and processes that ensure equal access to opportunity. As a function of fairness, equity ensures that people have what they need to participate in school life and realize their potential.

Inclusion is defined as belonging and means that each student feels accepted, empowered, and affirmed.

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