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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Finding a New Way of Seeing the World

The St. Albans community celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through a day of service on Monday followed on Tuesday with a virtual St. Albans-NCS-Beauvoir Cathedral service and a series of Zoom teach-ins for St. Albans and NCS students — on topics ranging from young people creating social change, to food, arts and activism, to soccer as a vehicle for personal growth and community change. (Click here for the full array of speakers and topics.) In the Upper School, the day ended with Upper School students recounting their experiences at the National Association Independent School’s annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference.

Atlanta-based author and speaker Beth-Sara Wright offered the homily at the Tuesday Cathedral service. “Today we remember and honor a man who was able to see a new way of being amidst all of the social change of his time. He had a dream that changed this country and a dream that changed the world,” she told the Close community, assembled virtually. “My friends, dreams are essential. Not only can they change your life; they can change the world. They provide a new way of seeing. Now is the time to dream a new way of being during this social change. Now is the time to stay awake, to keep your eyes wide open and develop a new way of seeing the world.”

MLK Day of Service
Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.