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American School of Paris - founded 1946

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

ASP DEIJ Statement

(revised and approved by the Board June 2024)

ASP is committed to creating a community where everyone feels that they belong. Diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice live at the heart of our school and provide the foundation for a strong and cohesive community where all can thrive. We believe that honoring diversity and inclusion, respecting and caring for others, and contributing to positive change are fundamental values in achieving our mission of developing engaged global citizens.

As an international school welcoming more than 60 nationalities, we celebrate the range of cultures, identities, and experiences in our midst. We ensure students have the opportunity to explore their personal and cultural identities to better understand both themselves and their role in creating an environment of respect and support for everyone. Embedded within our curriculum is a thoughtful examination of the social systems that have shaped our world and open-minded dialogue about issues relating to culture, race, gender, sexuality, beliefs, class and privilege. We consider the ways that our established systems have helped us develop, and understand the ways they have contributed to injustice. With this learning, we empower one another to become advocates for inclusion both within and beyond our school and imagine ways in which we might build a more equitable world.