A Diverse and Inclusive School Environment

“Character development occurs in a community that promotes self-respect, respect for others,
 and the valuing of differences.”

– Bishop Seabury Mission, Vision, and Values

 

Bishop Seabury enrolls 200 students from the city of Lawrence and surrounding regions including Douglas, Franklin, and Shawnee counties.  

Seabury students and families represent many religious traditions, including: Episcopal, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, Hindu, indigenous, non-religious, and others.

International students, who comprise approximately 6% of the student body, hail from many countries of origin including China, Vietnam, South Korea, Spain, and Kuwait.

Bishop Seabury welcomes LGBT individuals and promotes an atmosphere of safety and inclusion.

Bishop Seabury currently includes 31% students of color and 11% faculty of color.

26% of students receive need-based financial aid.

Our curriculum is global in orientation, meaning that students learn to understand and value the many cultures of our world. At the same time the curriculum is broadly humanist, in that they explore what binds us together as humans in all our complexity. The teaching of ethical conduct and cultural competency takes place in small class sizes and discussion-based learning.

In the fall of 2015, a group of students, teachers, parents, and administrators came together to explore ways to promote the values of diversity and inclusion within the school community. Data from the Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM) informed the team’s decision to focus on the areas of faculty professional development, student engagement, and curriculum.