Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We prioritize equity of voice for all members of our community.

At French American + International, we honor the variety of beliefs and backgrounds reflected in our diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and parents. By committing to honoring the lived experiences of all who call French American + International home, we create a school culture where diversity is a catalyst for both personal and collective growth. 

Inclusion is one of our five core values. We celebrate diversity that defines our school, our community, and the world. We seek to understand one another and to appreciate differing perspectives. We act with empathy and compassion.

 

Our Commitment to Equity

We commit to advancing equity and social justice in our diverse, urban community. We fulfill this promise through our programs and practices, and we inspire and equip our students to live this commitment locally and internationally.

We are committed to working toward an equitable and inclusive experience for all members of our community.

Our Mission, Values, and Commitment to Equity establish the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion that guide our community. Our bilingual and international school includes many kinds of diversity, all of which we value. We are committed to working toward an equitable and inclusive experience for all members of our community.

In light of ongoing anti-Black and anti-AAPI violence and in the context of systemic racism in this country and the world, we are continuing to center the voices of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and historically marginalized communities in our work. 

In our DEI plan, we outline continuing and new work for this year in each of the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. There is more to do in each, we know, but we want to share our current areas of effort, building on the work of last year. We will continue to share monthly updates on our work in letters from Head of School Melinda Bihn, and we will update this plan as we move forward.

Dereke Clements
Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
derekec@frenchamericansf.org

Framing our Work in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We create opportunities for student & faculty leadership in diversity and inclusion.