Diversity Mission

Guided by The Bement School mission, the school is committed to creating a diverse coeducational community of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees representing a breadth of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, family structure, socioeconomic status, and religious affiliation. The school seeks to provide an inclusive environment in which to foster mutual respect and understanding within our school and the world around us.

Bement’s student-created diversity mural carries the words “Hope,” “Acceptance,” “Courage,” and “Trust.” The message of this mural is one that Bement takes to heart, and it is a huge part of what makes Bement such a unique school. We’re committed to maintaining an open, inclusive, and diverse community of students, faculty, and families, making The Bement School welcome to all.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

As a part of our commitment to broadening perspectives and continuing learning in support of dismantling racism, we have assembled the following resources for families:

  • Sesame Street Town Hall - Read the following letter before watching:
    An Open Letter regarding the CNN Sesame Street Town Hall on Racism by Marcella Runell Hall and Rani Varghese

  • EmbraceRace is a locally based, national organization that identifies, organizes – and, as needed, creates – the tools, resources, discussion spaces, and networks we need to nurture resilience in children of color, nurture inclusive, empathetic children of all stripes, raise kids who think critically about racial inequity, and support a movement of kid and adult racial justice advocates for all children. EmbraceRace offers free webinars on a variety of topics. Click here for archived webinars for parents and teachers.
  • “Talking to Kids about Racism” conversations with Dr. Kira Banks, creator of Raising Equity, and Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race
    Episode 1
    Episode 2