Independent School Services
- How can increased diversity awareness expand private school culture and invigorate the classroom experience?
- Are there cultures/identities that tend to be more naturalized than others in private schools? Are there cultures/identities that tend to be invisible or left out?
- How can what administrators, teachers, and students know or don’t know about diverse identity impact the experience of membership in a school culture or community?
Dimensions Consulting Educational Resources:
- Enhance student appreciation for the depth and diversity of life, community and culture
- Increase student exposure to diversity within History, Philosophy, Ethics, and the Arts.
- Provide students with diverse entry-points for lifelong learning through peer community groups, experiential programs, and service learning opportunities.
- Prepare students to play leadership roles in integrating their identity, values, and education in service of a diverse global community.
We offer you our partnership…
Dimensions partners with students and independent school faculty to offer resources that can become organic, supportive, elements within the independent school community and reach teens in the multicultural environments where they live and learn daily.
To assist private schools in meeting their goals effectively, Dimensions Consulting has utilized years of consulting experience, within some of the most prestigious schools in New England, to formulate resources that can support each school’s vision for civic and global citizenry among students.
Support for Student Clubs:
Dimensions Consulting can provide consultations with club advisors, leadership training for student leaders, and sample activities and programming to support students clubs in promoting a flourishing diverse community and the promulgation of associated ethics and values.
Support for Parents:
Dimensions Consulting can assist parents in working together with schools to add their voice and perspective to discussions of community and diversity. We can also help to forge relationships between students and parents directly to add further support for extracurricular programs and activities.
Support for Diversity Committees:
Dimensions Consulting can work with existing and newly forming Diversity committees to add structure and accountability while establishing diversity goals.
Support for Faculty and Administrators:
Dimensions Consulting can work with faculty and administrators to creatively address diversity challenges and move crucial dialogue/initiatives forward through the guidance of outside facilitation
Educating for Global Citizenship
According to the National Association of Independent Schools mandate, “21st Century independent schools must prepare students to be knowledgeable, compassionate citizens and effective leaders within a rapidly transforming world. This objective requires an understanding of one’s own culture while extending well beyond the boundary of the nation where instruction occurs.”
Students who attend independent high schools have a particular need for cultural identity resources. Although integration of diversity within the larger school community is often a priority within schools, it is often student clubs that serve as the primary point of connection to multicultural experiences. In most cases, prep-school youth attend quality institutions that offer a wide range of options for academic, sports, arts, community service, and social networking activities. These educational environments provide a desirable advantage in applying to top tier colleges, but, in many cases, also create intense academic and social pressures that constrain students’ options for active multi-cultural engagement. Teens in independent high schools, by virtue of their schedules alone, are at high risk for losing their connection to unique cultural identities in regard to race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, class, and other categories, in years of their lives that are formative to relationships, perspectives, and identity allegiances that will carry them into adulthood.
With intent to support student leaders and contradict isolation across diversity, Dimensions Consulting provides independent school students and faculty with a rich cultural resource at a critical stage in teen identity development.
Although integration of diversity within the larger school community is often a priority within schools, it is often student clubs that serve as the primary point of connection to multicultural experiences. With intent to support student leaders and contradict isolation across diversity,
Dimensions Consulting provides independent school students and faculty with a rich cultural resource at a critical stage in teen identity development.
Dimensions Consulting brings high quality leadership training and cultural programming to schools and social communities where teens live, learn, and form relationships each day.
Dimensions Consulting offers varied styles and approaches for engaging teen identity and offers resources that are innovative, culturally resonant, and refreshing to the “millennial” populations we serve.
Dimensions Consulting works in partnership with administrators, educators, and students to support the exploration of culture and identity and enhance the quality of multicultural life at independent schools.
We invite you to read and familiarize yourself with the dimensions of diversity explored through our site and through our consultation. We encourage you, before we meet, to draw some conclusions about what you would like to bring to the table. We hope that you will use our assessment tool and questionnaire to make corollaries and to engage your creativity. We look forward to a great conversation!