Friends School of Minnesota Diversity Statement

As a Quaker school, we believe that there is that of God within each of us. Our vision is to ensure that all members of the FSMN community feel that they are known and that they belong. Recognizing and appreciating that our differences make our experiences of the world fuller, we seek to build a community that is diverse. As individuals and as an institution we must actively create pathways to mutual understanding. Building on the foundation of core Quaker values, we look for and embrace ways to understand as much as we seek to be understood. Our commitment to diversity is sometimes challenging, and always a joyful reminder of the just and peaceful world we are seeking to create both for and with our children.

We will hold ourselves to acting on our diversity statement, through incorporating it into FSMN’s strategic planning process, overseen by the FSMN School Committee. This will allow our community to continuously evaluate and discern whether we are on the right course toward the vision articulated in the diversity statement. We know we will never be done with the work.

FSMN defines diversity as “the many ways in which people are different from one another."