We are grateful to the many BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) members of the community who have recently spoken your truth. You have made us all proud by allowing your vulnerability to be your strength. Please know that we hear you, believe you and are committed to doing the work that needs to be done. Crossroads must and can do better.
Our country is deep within a national dialogue representing a pivotal moment in our collective consciousness of social and racial justice. Crossroads must be at the forefront of this conversation. As an educational institution, Crossroads exists within a fluid state of critique, reflection, critical dialogue, exploration and a willingness to adapt and change.
Crossroads School was founded on the belief that a student population of social, economic and racial diversity would create an unparalleled educational experience. As the governing body of the School, we are exceptionally proud of the Crossroads faculty, staff, students and families for working to advance these founding principles in an increasingly complex and challenging world.
The Board of Trustees has reaffirmed its duty to safeguard the mission of the School, as stated in our Statement of Philosophy
. The diversity of the Crossroads community is essential to its success, and the Board pledges to wholeheartedly support the work of the School on issues of racial equity and justice. Together, and in support of the Crossroads administration, faculty and students, we will hold firm to our values to think critically, express ourselves openly and commit ourselves to using principles of community, justice and activism to ensure that the School responds to the needs of all our constituents.