Multicultural Education at Pingree
Multicultural Education Mission Statement
In keeping with Pingree's mission statement, we must actively recruit faculty, staff and students of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to ensuring that the school is open and welcoming to a population that is all-inclusive. We seek to be a community of people who respect, nurture and sustain an awareness of how the diversity among us enriches all of our lives.
To engage the Pingree community in meaningful dialogue on issues of diversity and multicultural education, we have established three committees representing the various constituencies in our community: the Multicultural Education Steering Committee (faculty and staff), Multicultural Action Committee (faculty), and the Parent Multicultural Education Coalition.
Student clubs also meet to discuss issues and plan educational programs to engage our community. These programs enrich our lives as we expand our perspectives to experience other cultures and points of view.
On Tuesday, January 22, the Pingree community gathered to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Joining us was Andre Robert Lee, prep school graduate and director of The Prep School Negro. In The Prep School Negro, Mr. Lee tells his story while also learning about the experiences of current students of color.
In addition to Mr. Lee's presentation, there were performances by Pingree's Spectrum Highlights and instrumental ensemble. Following the film viewing and performances, students and faculty met in advisor groups for the "Assimilation Blues" workshop created by Mr. Lee. There were student facilitators for the advisee group discussions.