CSG is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community because we know that in order to ensure that our students are prepared for the global, dynamic world into which we will send them, they must be able to work with people whose backgrounds differ from their own. We also understand that in order for our students to take the risks necessary for true learning, they must feel that the CSG community is theirs. Through intentional programming for all community members, combined with a commitment to attracting a diverse faculty and staff and enrolling a diverse student body, CSG strives to embrace difference.
At CSG, we define diversity broadly, considering each member’s race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, socio-economic status, physical ability, learning profile, and religious and political beliefs and ideologies as important components of that diversity.
CSG expects every member of our community to contribute to promoting and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment where each member feels included and treats one another with respect, responsibility and reverence. It is crucial that CSG continue to promote a culturally rich, intellectually diverse learning community in which we provide a curriculum that reflects multiple cultures and connectedness.
This commitment is supported in many ways at CSG:
- Board of Trustees Diversity Committee
- Parent, student, and faculty I.D.E.A. Committee (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Advocacy)
- Director of Diversity and Inclusion
- Director of Admission and Enrollment with a focus on student diversity
- Upper School electives
- Integrated curriculum in the Lower School
- Middle School and Upper School advisories, chapels, school assemblies
- Student culture clubs such as the Beauty of African American Culture Club, and the Jewish Culture Club, the Asian Culture Club
- Upper School Gay/Straight Alliance
- I.D.E.A. Leaders' Launch
- Standards of Behavior Policy
- Honor Code
- Faculty S.E.E.D. group (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity)
- Professional Development for entire faculty and staff throughout the school year
- Attendance at the People of Color Conference
- Parent, alumnae, and faculty book club
- I.D.E.A. events calendar
- PYC parent lending library for diverse selection of children's books
- Parent educational opportunities such as the screening of Miss Representation
Columbus School for Girls adheres to the National Association of Independent Schools' (NAIS) Principles of Good Practice for Equity and Justice.