Statement of Inclusion
Sprouting Minds Montessori Schools stance on inclusion in the classroom and beyond!
Montessori seeks to help each individual child build the adult of their future and engender respect for the differences of others doing the same. Part of this includes developing appreciation for and building a community with those of different spiritual beliefs, cultural heritage, gender identity, economic background, and other affiliations. We believe in stepping beyond “tolerance” and creating a dialogue of understanding and love that empowers a positive voice for every individual.
We believe identifying our own inherent biases, privileges, and oppression can help dismantle the barriers to a truly equitable world. We value the lives, experiences, contributions and talents of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), those of all sexual orientations and all genders, and all humans.
Our role, as a school, is to create a safe and inclusive environment, where children feel pride in their personal identities and backgrounds. Sprouting Minds Montessori School is working toward creating and promoting a culture of compassion, kindness, and equitability in the world. As Dr. Maria Montessori reminds us, “education is the best weapon for peace” (Education and Peace).
There is no home for hate at Sprouting Minds Montessori School.
Sprouting Minds Montessori School admits students of any sexual orientation, gender, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Sprouting Minds Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies or financial aid program.
As a school we take a stand to be a supportive environment for gender-expansive children to live authentically in our classrooms communities, including transgender and non-binary children.
All children are welcome to share their preferred name and gender pronouns. Students are welcome to present themselves however best reflects their affirmed gender no matter where they are on their gender journey. Bathrooms at Sprouting Minds Montessori School are for all-gendered individuals.
In addition, our school welcomes and supports all types of families, including families with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary and queer-identified parents, solo parents, multiple parents, and other non-traditional caregivers and diverse family structures.