Educating the whole child and honoring the diversity of each individual from
Pre-elementary (age 3) through Grade 8.

DEIB Logo & Words: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging

We believe in the worth and dignity of all people.

We learn, reflect, grow, and effect change through dialogue, education, and action.

We foster a community that acts with compassion, embraces discomfort, thinks critically, questions norms, and welcomes the world’s multiple perspectives.

We use our voices, challenge ourselves and others, and stand up for ourselves and others against injustice.

We champion, cultivate, and celebrate all members of our community so that we all participate as our full authentic selves, and thereby become stronger in our shared diversity. 

 

 

DEIB Blog

May DEIB Update
Laurren Chase

Eton School is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment where all members of our school community feel valued, respected, and empowered. We work to address and dismantle systemic barriers, promote diversity, celebrate differences, and ensure that every individual feels a strong sense of belonging. 

Highlights from May Include:

Affinity Time in the Sunshine
On 11 May, Eton families and staff that identify as Black or Multiracial Black gathered at Crossroads Park to enjoy the beautiful weather and build community! This was the last social event of it's kind this school year.

POCIS Families & Faculty/Staff of Color Social Mixer
On 18 May, People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) Seattle held a social event for families and faculty/staff of color at the Evergreen School. The event was headlined by author, artist, and activist Simon Tan, and folx from independent school across the region gathered, broke bread, and got to know each other.

Last Lunch of the School Year
21 May marked the last Virtual Lunch with Laurren of the school year! Lunch with Laurren is a space designed for Eton parents/guardians to talk about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) at Eton School. Be on the lookout for next year's series of lunches!

Diving Deeper into March's DEIB Professional Development
Student-facing staff members had the final virtual Critical Checkpoint with Britt Hawthorne. Britt provided a day-long all-school workshop, Creating a Brave Space, in March. These post-workshop Critical Checkpoints helped to ensure sustainability of learning, and to address educator questions and concerns.

Community Conversations: Celebrating Jewish American Heritage
On Friday, 24 May members of the Eton community attended this special event that highlighted the Jewish American experience and encouraged us to appreciate both the differences and similarities between cultures. Josh Tuininga, author of We Are Not Strangers, Rabbi Molly Weisel from Temple B’nai Torah, and our very own Gordon Kaplan shared how their Jewish identity has influenced the people they are today. 


 

Welcome to DEIB at Eton School

Let's Chat!

DEIB work strives to ensure that everyone is represented, and feels seen, heard, and valued. Schedule a time to chat one-on-one with Laurren Chase, Director of Equity and Belonging at Eton School.

🗓️ View Laurren's Calendar

Share What's On Your Mind!

The diversity of our Eton community is rich, and the lived experiences, identities, and intersections of our families and staff are a crucial part of it. DEIB work strives to ensure that everyone is represented, and feels seen, heard, and valued. Including you! Let us know what’s on your mind. Questions, suggestions, comments, and kudos are welcome!

🗒️ Use this form 

 


 

DEIB Calendar


 

Graphic with photos from Community Conversation event.

 

On Friday, 12 January 2024, a lovely group gathered to share and celebrate the inaugural Americans of Chinese Descent History Month in Washington.

After enjoying a fantastic potluck lunch, the group watched a recording of Governor Jay Inslee signing the bill and shared a special cake to celebrate the signing. Next, the group watched two videos and shared conversations about Chinese culture and life experiences.

Thank you to all who brought food to share and to everyone who attended.


 

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