One of the greatest elements of a Porter’s education is that our students are encouraged to appreciate uniqueness in themselves and in others. Our commitment to learning extends well beyond the pages of the books that we read or the problems that we solve. It includes equally a commitment to learning about ourselves and the others with whom we live and learn. The many voices that make up our conversations inside and outside of the classroom offer daily exposure to global perspectives in a way that mere textbooks and lesson plans cannot.
At Porter's, diversity encompasses a spectrum of racial and ethnic ancestry, culture, socioeconomics, religion, primary language, sexual orientation, country of origin, interests, talents, and abilities. A diverse and inclusive community strengthens our school and all who are part of it (students, faculty, staff, administrators, and board of trustees).
By sharing what they bring to this community and learning from others whose gifts to the community are different from their own, our students are esteemed and enriched. As our students are empowered to be their true selves, they learn to discover the bonds they share in common with others rather than their differences. This ability will strengthen their experience at Porter’s and in their travels henceforth.
Dr. Kate Windsor Susan Martell
Head of School Director of Equity and Inclusion