Diversity at ECF
Welcome to the diversity section of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School website. Here you will find information about the work we are doing at ECF to ensure equity and inclusion throughout our community in order to provide all of our students with a multicultural education.
This is the diversity statement that informs our work every day:
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long
history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the
educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity
of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and belief and seek a student
body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity
of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and
commonalities, and strive to balance individuality and community. In
keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing
our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple
perspectives, and see the world beyond the self. We expect members of
our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a
diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work,
with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective
growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a
democratic, pluralistic and progressive school a reality.
Diversity is woven into all facets of life across the divisions, including curriculum, extracurricular activities, and student and family support. For more, please visit the Ethical Culture, Fieldston Lower, Fieldston Middle, and Fieldston Upper diversity pages.