Harker has partnered with the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) to conduct an Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM). The survey will be administered to all of Harker’s constituents in January and will “evaluate the culture of our school so we can create a strategic action plan based on the findings, to help us continue our work to ensure we are an inclusive and equitable community,” said Head of School Brian Yager in a message to the community.
Topics covered by the survey will include the climate of the school; its handling of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion; and multiculturalism and multicultural education. Data from the survey will be evaluated by NAIS to create a report that will detail areas of potential improvement and the school will develop strategies according to these data points.
“We encourage the entire Harker community to participate to help us gather as much information as possible,” said Yager. “Your voices will help Harker continue to be the best it can be for our students and community.”