Dr. Leonard Kupersmith, Melanie C. Gordon, & The Rev. Wallce Adams-Riley
Our CCES community grieves in response to the recent killings of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. We lament that violence and destruction of property have usurped what were originally peaceful protests. We stand by the victims of violence everywhere in our country. We embrace the proposition offered by The Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde, the Episcopal Bishop of Washington, D.C., yesterday that our world needs to be “held in check by a higher authority.”
We pray for the families of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, African American men who died as victims of excessive force by local law enforcement and vigilante behavior respectively.
Christ Church Episcopal School is dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity through our belief that every person possesses infinite value as a beloved child of God, and we will come to understand this better through purposeful communication and intentional relationships. Our Episcopal roots challenge us to demonstrate and proclaim “the unique worth and beauty of all human beings as creations of a loving and empowering God”.
Diversity in our community is essential to the overall success of the young people we serve. Diversity is at the heart of our presence in the local and global village. Within a diverse and inclusive community that offers “radical welcome” for all people, we are best equipped to develop the skills necessary to be actively engaged with one another, to thrive in an interconnected world, to understand the perspective of others, to recognize and address biases, and to foster equity for all.
At CCES we are committing to raising awareness of the strengths in differences by engaging in healthy conversations and experiences that will prepare our young people to move through the stages of life with a more comprehensive understanding of what it means to be people whose actions reflect what God desires to see in this world - that we love one another.
From Strategic Goal #1 - At CCES “we embody our unique Episcopal identity best by promoting a culture of kindness and respect where all people from all backgrounds and religions are accepted and valued”.
Christ Church Episcopal School (“CCES”) admits students of any sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CCES. CCES does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, financial aid or other programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs and activities.