At The Park School, diversity is a positive aspect of our lives and an essential component of education. Students, staff, parents, board members, and friends of the School recognize and respect the fact that diversity exists in the languages we speak, the colors of our skin, the genders and ages we are, the traditions we observe, the structures of our families, the financial and educational resources in our families, and the special needs we may have. We believe that our distinctive heritages, beliefs, and choices of expression help define us as individuals, and that our commitment to learning about one another and the larger world unites us as a community. Differences of all kinds are acknowledged and explored with enthusiasm and respect.
The Park School assumes an ongoing responsibility to act as part of a larger community. In our recruitment practices for both families and faculty we strive to create a community whose members reflect the diversity inherent in the greater Buffalo area, as well as in the world. In our curriculum, such topics as race, ethnicity, family structure, gender, religion, physical attributes, sexual orientation, and economic differences are introduced and studied in ways that are developmentally appropriate. At our assemblies, special events, guest lectures, and extra-curricular activities, we work to further our commitment to diversity.