RCDS leaders presented the 2020-23 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan at an all-community webinar.
We are actively committed to diversity and fostering a strong sense of belonging.
41 school districts from which we draw students
35 percent identify as students of color
5.9 million dollar annual financial aid budget
16 percent of students are served by financial aid
6 staff members on the Diversity Team
"We are actively committed to diversity." - These words in the RCDS Mission Statement deliver the message that we do not simply acknowledge or value diversity—we act consciously and deliberately in order to create and sustain an inclusive community, a strong fabric woven from many different threads. RCDS's active commitment to diversity is integral to the fulfillment of every aspect of the school's mission, from core values of respect, understanding, and service, to the stimulation of individuals to meet their maximum potential and develop strength of character in an ever-changing world.
Through sharing stories, listening, and voicing their call for change, RCDS students are showcasing their dedication to anti-racism, activism, and engaged citizenship.
To celebrate the arts and the diverse community at RCDS, families came together to attend the annual Arts Festival & International Fair.
Holocaust survivor Judith Altmann spoke during an Upper School assembly to share her story with students, faculty, and staff.
Approximately 100 parents and guardians attended a special celebration marking the launch of RCDS Community Connections (RCC), a committee focused on building a sense of belonging for all families.
Through critical reading, listening, thinking, and discussion, the School community remembered and honored the life and legacy of Dr. King.
Seventh grade Chinese language students taught first graders about Lunar New Year through engaging activities and crafts.