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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

List of 4 items.

  • Our Truth

    Our students’ intellectual, social and emotional well-being is the catalyst for all we do at La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS). We know that diversity contributes to a more enriching teaching and learning experience, and we are committed to creating an environment where every member of our community feels like they belong. We embrace people with open hearts and minds. We believe in the inherent worth and value of all people.
  • Our Aspiration

    We strive to build an inclusive community that encourages civility and curiosity in discourse and dialogue. We value the myriad of lived experiences and perspectives that prepare students to thrive personally and professionally in an increasingly interconnected, global society.  We invite constructive conversations with differing or opposing views in order to give us all the necessary skills to shape our future with openness, empathy and compassion.
  • Our Promise

    LJCDS is working to create and sustain a diverse, equitable and inclusive community for students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds. Through our commitment to inclusion, belonging and systemic equality, we will create a community of learners committed to an environment that promotes curiosity and the exploration of all aspects of identity. We pledge to grow as an institution and a community. 
  • Our Work

    To live out this truth, fulfill our promise, and work toward our aspirations, we will:
    • Recognize that we are all learning, growing and evolving around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
    • Extend to each other grace, latitude and the assumption of positive intent as we lean into this space of learning and growing.
    • Thoughtfully engage with the changing realities of our diverse society and promote authentic conversations around people’s identities and lived experiences.
    • Challenge the assumptions and biases that keep us stuck.
    • Acknowledge those most impacted by systems of oppression.
    • Embrace the exploration of all identities. 

List of 4 items.

  • 44%

    students self-identify as students of color
  • 14%

    students self-identify as multiracial
  • 31%

    faculty of color
  • 30%

    trustees of color

Program and Opportunities

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  • Committees and Task Force

    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) Board Committee 
    • DEI Alignment Working Group
    • Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM) Task Force
    • AIM Strategic Vision Committee 
  • Students

    Affinity Groups (Middle School)
    • Black Student Union (BSU)
    • Chinese Heritage
    • Multiracial Students
    Affinity Groups (Upper School)
    • Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander (AAPI)
    • Black Student Union (BSU)
    • Latin American
    • Sib Strong
    Alliance Groups (Middle School)
    • No Place for Hate®
    • Prism
    Alliance Groups (Upper School)
    • Asian Culture Club
    • Spectrum Club
    • Student Diversity Leadership Committee (SDLC)
    Student Conferences
  • Parents/Guardians

    • Parent Mandarin Club 
    • Families Supporting Inclusion and Diversity (FSID): Parents of students who identify as Black, African American, Afro-European and Afro-Caribbean
    • Rainbow Families: Parents, caregivers and LJCDS adult community members who are LGBTQIA+ or who have an LGBTQIA+ child and are interested in celebrating and exploring this part of their identity.
    • Culturally Responsive Parent/Guardian Book Club
      • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Isabel Wilkerson (December 2020) 
      • The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, Alicia Garza (February 2021) 
  • Faculty/Staff Professional Growth


Asian Pacific-Islander

AIM Committee
Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism

Black Indigenous and People of Color

Black Student Union

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Families Supporting Inclusion and Diversity

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual
National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference

Regional Student Diversity Summit

Student Diversity Leadership Committee

Southern California People of Color in Independent Schools

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

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