Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

JMSG is a progressive school that strives to educate the whole person. Our community values relationships, authenticity, empathy, and kindness. As we graduate and enroll a third of our community each year, we are continuously regenerating a culture that is grounded in multiple perspectives and the common good. Ultimately, we are an institution dedicated to the uplifting of women and a better future for our youth. Our principles demand that diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice live at the heart of our daily work with students.

At JMSG, we recognize that the road to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice has no ending. A commitment to diversity is woven into the foundation charter of our school, but our commitment and approach to the work must be continually renewed. As a faculty, administration, and board, we are engaging with one another to have honest and critical dialogue about where we are as an institution and where we want to go.

In the current landscape of extraordinary challenge and change, we see the path toward diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice as inseparable from the path to health, safety, and well-being. As we enter into brave conversations at the institutional level, JMSG is committed to articulating our approach, setting priorities, and creating a roadmap for action. 

Our School Task Force
JMSG’s administration, faculty, staff, and board of trustees are committed to confronting systemic racism and meeting the expectations of the strategic plan. A DEIJ school task force was formed to lead JMSG in this work and honor our commitments.

Our Commitment 
In 2021, the JMSG Board of Trustees adopted a five-year strategic plan. The strategic plan was designed through an interactive process with school leadership, faculty, and staff.

To honor the school's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) expectations, JMSG will:
  • maintain a welcoming environment where students, families, faculty, staff, and administrators of color thrive;
  • recruit and retain diverse students, faculty, staff, administration, and trustees;
  • design curriculum and educational experiences that reflect our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; and
  • hold ourselves accountable through data, evaluation, and feedback.