Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging at MA

The Board of Trustees Statement on Diversity

The Board of Trustees of Moravian Academy believes that educational excellence depends upon understanding and valuing the unique way each member of the Moravian Academy community experiences our shared human journey. The Trustees commit to a leadership role in fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable educational environment. While encountering differences can be challenging, a holistic and exceptional education demands nothing less. Both personal growth and professional achievement must engage and understand different perspectives and identities.
To that end, we are committed to ensuring that all families and staff feel welcomed as community members. We support the efforts of the school to provide our students with the skills needed to process multiple perspectives with civility and respect.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action at Moravian Academy

In keeping with Moravian Academy’s mission to actively learn from and support the different identities we embody, how we celebrate, nurture, and support all members of our community matters. Our vision to empower every student to thrive as a lifelong learner, critical thinker, and global citizen is only accomplished through a commitment to inclusion. Any community can be diverse by definition. What is most important is how we uphold and celebrate the community so that all members feel that they are valued and that they belong. This Mission and Vision is characterized by a belief in the value of all individuals and a commitment to multiple perspectives, deep listening, respectful dialogue, and belonging within the community.

We strive to accomplish this in different, age-appropriate ways, including creating and following curricula that support multiple learning styles and develop critical thinking and other 21st-century skills, including cultural competency. Our students will leave MA prepared to thrive in the global society.  

For students, there are student engagement clubs and activities where students have the freedom and support to discuss culture, race, gender, religion, etc., and learn from each other and their varying experiences. For parents/guardians, there is a Justice, Belonging & Love Committee that provides a safe space for community members to come together to openly discuss issues related to inclusion and belonging. For faculty and staff, we offer professional development opportunities as well as the support of the campus Diversity Coordinators. 

We are a welcoming community that finds strength in its community values and is working to create a truly inclusive community that is respectful and affirming of all its members.

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