Diversity and Inclusivity

At The Denver Waldorf School, we believe diversity and inclusiveness strengthen education and foster the essential element of respect that prepares students to live and work in a global environment.

Waldorf education is founded in a worldview that acknowledges the spiritual nature of all beings. Waldorf education fundamentally recognizes and values the many people and perspectives of the world. It honors the freedom, equality, individuality, and unique capacities of each child and is dedicated to creating an inclusive community that respects and affirms each of its members.  

Our Work

We strive to educate and enrich our students, faculty, staff, and families, and foster an inclusive environment that supports a diverse community in numerous ways: Our Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, parent education webinars, parent-led efforts such as the Racial Justice Parent Group and the Diverse Book Drive, professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, our Diversity Scholarship, and more.

Diversity & Inclusivity Committee

The Diversity and Inclusivity Committee endeavors to create an inclusive community of faculty, staff, parents, and students by working to address and dismantle oppression within our DWS community. Committee meetings provide a forum for discussion, education, and exploration of issues of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, family composition, gender, gender-identification, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.  

The committee helps shape The Denver Waldorf School as a place where families, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel welcomed and valued. Most recently, it has embarked on a collaboration with the DWS Spiritual Study Council to lead the faculty in a school-wide study of antiracist work.

Diversity & Inclusivity Scholarship

The Denver Waldorf School Diversity and Inclusivity Scholarship supports those who belong to a racial, ethnic, cultural, or other group that has been historically underrepresented at our school. The Diversity and Inclusivity Scholarship is awarded through a needs-based criteria and is open to all students applying to or attending DWS.

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DWS Diversity Book Drive

We are growing our classroom libraries with more diverse, inclusive, and multicultural literature options. Teachers submitted their “wishlist” of books, and the community is supporting them by purchasing either an individual book, half or whole set to enrich our children’s learning environment.

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Racial Justice Parent Group

The Denver Waldorf Racial Justice Parent Group is a collaborative and dedicated group of lifelong learners and Waldorf families who are committed to the process of deepening their knowledge, awareness, introspection, and advocacy skill sets around issues of racial justice through discussion, book study, supplemental materials, and taking action to become the change we want to see in the community. We meet monthly and are currently offering a book study of How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.

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Webinar: Race and the Developing Child

Presented by the DWS Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, this webinar features a panel of DWS community members in a discussion on racial dynamics, creating a community of inclusion, and the 5 stages of development: conformity, dissonance, resistance & immersion, introspection, and synergetic articulation & awareness.

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