Diversity

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At Germantown Academy, we welcome students, faculty, and staff from all ethnic, cultural, racial, religious, and socioeconomic groups, and of all sexual orientations who respect the values set forth in our school's general mission statement and in this diversity statement of purpose and practice. We honor our school's diversity by respecting the various customs and traditions of all members of our community.

We recognize that each person's identity is complex and, within a safe environment, we cultivate an understanding and appreciation of self, others, and the world around us.

We are committed to self-evaluation and to the ongoing, often difficult, conversation that promotes individual and community growth. We value purposeful dialogue about both our striking and subtle differences and our commonalities.

To prepare our students for positive participation in a global society, we attune students to the complexity and importance of intercultural communication and promote respect for a diversity of thought and opinion. We recognize that each person's identity is complex and, within a safe environment, we cultivate an understanding and appreciation of self, others,

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By the Numbers

  • Total Upper School enrollment is 509 (senior class of 123) with students from  communities in four counties and 21% students of color.

Lower School Units & Assembles

Units

  • Pre-Kindergarten: December Holidays, Martin Luther King, Jr., Passover/Easter
  • Kindergarten: Mexico, Winter Holidays, 
  • 1st Grade: Friendship, Food, India
  • 2nd Grade: Civil Rights, Native Americans
  • 3rd Grade: Africa
  • 4th Grade: Underground Railroad, Immigration
  • 5th Grade: Civil Rights, China
Assemblies

 

  • Thanksgiving Assembly
  • Holiday Sharing Assembly
  • Spanish Culture Celebration
  • MLK Assembly
  • India Assembly
  • African Dance Performance

 

Upper School Clubs

  • ACT Club (All Cultures Together)
  • ASIA (Asian Students in America)
  • BSA (Black Student Alliance)
  • Celtic League (Irish Club)
  • GLASS (Gay Lesbian and Straight Students)
  • Indian Culture Club
  • Jewish Culture Club
  • Women's Forum (Discussion of Relevant Women's Issues)
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