Equally important is enhancing our culture of belonging so that all individuals feel comfortable living as their authentic selves. This sense of community, comfort, and togetherness has always been the bedrock of the St. Albans experience, and we cannot effectively know, value, love, and support each other in a manner that celebrates our unique identities unless we foster the belonging that allows us to bring our whole selves to school each day. Accomplishing that requires that we accelerate our efforts to rid our campus of racism, sexism, homophobia, religious prejudice, and all forms of bigotry, and to reinforce our efforts to teach our students that compassion, vulnerability, sensitivity, and courage are central to a healthy conception of masculinity.
This plan deepens our commitments to broadening the identities, experiences, and perspectives represented on campus, to fostering an environment that celebrates each individual and validates each person’s contributions to the community, and to maintaining the shared experiences that bring us together repeatedly and in different contexts and give our days at St. Albans their distinctive rhythm and meaning. Each of these commitments will allow us to develop more fully the habits of mind, body, and spirit that allow us to become the best versions of ourselves, and prepare our students to embrace their responsibility to use their gifts to make meaningful contributions toward a more just and virtuous St. Albans, and a more just and virtuous society.