Equity & Inclusion at Synapse

 
 
As we celebrate our 10th year as a school, Synapse is formalizing a unified vision of equity, inclusion and diversity. We believe this vision, coupled with each student’s growing understanding of our EQ competencies and our innovation model, will better equip our children to be competent and compassionate change makers.
 
Statement of Intent: 
Synapse School is committed to developing an inclusive community and a safe learning environment for students, families, faculty and staff members regardless of race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, socio-economic status, family structure, faith, ancestry, national origin, medical condition, or genetic information. We honor, respect and celebrate all differences, both visible and invisible. We believe that all students benefit from learning to value, engage with, and understand diverse perspectives as a way of increasing empathy and creating positive change in the world.
 
Synapse has created an Equity and Inclusion Committee (EIC) to increase student, staff and parent education around social justice and inclusivity. EIC is now launching Equity and Inclusion in Action, a multi-year and multi-pronged initiative involving members of our entire Synapse community. 
 
 
Equity and Inclusion Committee Members
 
Co-Chairs:
Dana Story, Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid - Email
May Duong, Director of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) - Email
 
Danielle Oliver, Spanish Teacher; 7/8 Advisor
Jen Bourque, Level III Lead Teacher
John Gregory, Humanities Teacher; 7/8 Advisor
Keiko Sato-Perry, Lower School SEL Specialist
Melissa Guertin, Level III Associate Teacher
 
 

Synapse School is a member of People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) and partners with Peninsula Bridge.