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 identity, 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.
Link to: Bement's Statement on Racial Justice
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.
As a part of our commitment to broadening perspectives and continuing learning in support of dismantling racism, and promoting equity and inclusion, we have assembled the following resources for families. Please note that this is not a complete list. These resources, published in our weekly Look Ahead newsletter, are ever-expanding.
- Resources for Talking to Children about Diversity, Tolerance, and Mindfulness
- Resources for Talking to Children about Race
- Resources for Talking to Children About Ethnicity
- Resources for Understanding Gender and Gender Identity
- Resources for Talking to Children about Gender Equity
- Resources for Talking to Children about Ability/Disability
- Support for Discussing Recent Events
- Support for Discussing Historical Events