Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

St. George's is committed to preparing students to live in a diverse world, one where all students will need the cultural competency necessary to interact with people from a variety of experiences and backgrounds.

Some of our programming in this area is special and specific — taking the form of events and programs. We are also committed to examining all aspects of our work with students to ensure that we are as inclusive as possible. Read more about our current goals and initiatives here:

DEI Action PlanNext Steps
DEI Strategic Plan2020 - 2023

The Beloved Community Initiative

Chaplain Jackie Kirby announced the initiative as a mission “to move St. George’s closer to what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. described as the ‘Beloved Community,’ characterized by compassion, kindness, mutual understanding, and respect for the dignity of every human being.”
 
Over the course of the 2018-19 school year, students and faculty took part in the “Beloved Community Initiative,” a program focused on the history and legacy of race and slavery in the United States, Rhode Island, and St. George’s School. The Beloved Community Initiative continued in 2019-20 school year, with a focus on gender and coeducation at St. George's.

Latest Communications

I want to make clear our commitment to make this Hilltop a place where our Black community members are seen, safe, heard, and embraced — and where all of our students, faculty, and staff feel welcome and are equipped and inspired to be agents of anti-racism and inclusion.

Head of School Alixe Callen, June 2020

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

While by no means complete, the following list details of some of our work in this area:



Meet our Director of Equity and Inclusion

Dr Kim Bullock - Faculty at private co-educational New England college preparatory boarding schoolDr. Kim Bullock has been a member of the St. George's faculty since 1996 and in her tenure has become a highly respected leader among her peers in the independent school community, as well as a valuable mentor to scores of new teachers, students, and alumni. A veterinarian by trade, Kim teaches biology, coaches JV girls' basketball, and serves as a dorm parent. She advises our Insight multicultural student club, and has been a warm, welcoming presence to students of color for more than 20 years. Kim serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Independent Schools of New England and for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Newport. In the fall of 2016, she was named the recipient of the W. Clyde Dorsey ’70 Chair for Diversity, Inclusion, and Leadership. In addition, Kim leads our Diversity and Inclusion Book Series discussions, many of our in-service training days for faculty, and diversity-focused sessions of our St. George's Student Experience Program. She is also a lead planner for our annual Day of Engagement (an all-school community service event), and for our Weekend for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. Contact Dr. Kim Bullock at Diversity@stgeorges.edu.