Diversity Statement

The Browning School strives to create a diverse community in which all members are safe, respected and valued. We believe that in actively promoting a diverse learning environment, we are fostering intellectual, social and emotional growth for all. Recognizing and pursuing diversity, however, are not enough; we seek to transcend mere tolerance of differences and aspire to a celebration of the varied appearances, abilities, perspectives and values that characterize our community.

Browning faculty and staff actively participate in professional development and engage in regular discussions surrounding topics of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). Faculty attend the NAIS People of Color Conference, NYSAIS diversity conferences, and The Dalton Diversity Conference to continue to engage in these pertinent conversations and stay abreast of best practices in diversity work. There are four faculty/staff EDI coordinators who help develop, implement and support EDI initiatives as well as facilitate faculty discussions and student groups.

Students are exposed to EDI as part of their curriculum as well as relevant assemblies, dedicated school events and student organizations.

Student organizations include:

  • Multicultural Club

  • GSA (Gender-Sexuality Alliance)

  • Gender Studies Club

  • APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American student affinity group)

  • Sociedad Latina (Latino student affinity group)

  • African-American affinity group

Upper School students also participate in DAIS (Diversity Awareness Initiative for Students) meetings with other NYC independent school students, the NYSAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC), and other local workshops and conferences.

Student assemblies include:

EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIONS COORDINATORS 2018-2019

Julia Kingsdale

Jenna Montemayor

Dan Ragsdale

Melodie Ting

Glenn Walker