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.

Core Values

Diversity Vision Statement

St. George’s School values diversity, which exposes each member of our community to the rich and wonderful variety of the human race. Our experiences are shaped by many factors, including age, ethnicity, family structure, gender, gender identity, nationality, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic standing. We believe that exposing students, faculty and staff to a wide range of ideas, experiences and cultures, examining and challenging preconceptions, and exploring different ways of thinking enhances the learning experience and reflects the school’s educational mission. This inclusive approach helps to foster a welcoming, supportive and healthy residential community that embraces differences and promotes genuine respect for each individual. In today’s complex, changing world, we continue building and sustaining a diverse community at St. George’s to achieve a clearer understanding of our roles in an interconnected global community, and to prepare us for lives of constructive service to the world.

Building Bridges

Building Bridges is a unique recruitment and retention program aimed at fostering educational diversity and inclusivity. This innovative, collaborative venture links independent schools to HBCUs.

Learn More

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

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.