Vision

We believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community is vital to our mission of developing courageous leaders who shape their world for the better. We envision a learning environment where everyone, especially our students, feel and are valued, treated fairly, and protected.  To realize this vision requires us to build our intercultural competence and live by our core value of mutual understanding and respect in an intentionally inclusive community.

Goals

As stated in our strategic plan, simply being part of a multinational, multi-racial, multi-age environment will not accomplish inclusivity.  We must provide intentional experiences to help the members of our community develop intercultural competency.  

Our mission to develop courageous leaders who shape their world for the better is founded on our three pillars of Rigorous IB Curriculum, World-Class Language Learning and Inclusive, Multicultural community.  The pillar of Inclusive, Multicultural community provides the starting point of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategic plan. 

The DEI plan is aligned to our strategic priority of Community & Inclusion which states we advance our commitment to an open, inclusive community which provides equitable opportunities and well-being for all.  

In order to meet these aspirations, we commit to: 

  • Intentionally building an interculturally competent learning community,  
  • Expanding efforts to recruit, retain and develop a diverse community and
  • Increasing the capacity of faculty and staff to integrate DEI and intercultural learning into curriculum, practices, and policies. 

Priorities

List of 3 items.

  • Intentionally build an intercultural competent learning community

  • Expand efforts to recruit, retain, and develop a diverse community

  • Increase the capacity of staff and faculty to integrate diversity, equity, inclusion and intercultural learning into curriculum, practices and policies

Definitions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Atlanta International School, we aspire to embody the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion we envision for the world’s global community by making it an operating principle- meaning diversity, equity, and inclusion come alive through our beliefs and behaviors as a school community.

Diversity
All the ways in which people differ and all the characteristics that make one individual or group distinct from another- both visible and invisible. An all-inclusive recognition that everyone and every group is valued.

What does this mean for our community?
  • We recruit and retain students, faculty, and staff across multiple lines of difference that reflect the inclusive coalition we believe it will take to prepare students to be global, culturally competent leaders in the 21st century who have the beliefs and capabilities to positively change the world.
Equity
Acknowledges the different experiences that people have based on their social identities, eliminates biases and structural barriers to access and opportunities and makes the necessary adjustments to ensure fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources.

What does this mean for our community?
  • We work to build a school and world where all people can thrive. We act with courage to interrupt and examine our own roles in perpetuating systems that keep us from realizing the highest and unique potential of and opportunities for all of our students.
Inclusion
Deeply valuing the differences, perspectives and contributions of all people and ensuring a safe, affirming, respectful, and responsive environment.

What does this mean for our community?
  • We intentionally build relationships across all lines of difference, enable multiple pathways to success, and build a culture that celebrates the unique contributions and unites people around our shared values and common purpose. This leads us to create an environment where each student, faculty, staff, and parent can contribute fully, learn from one another, be valued, and be their best.

Leadership

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Equity and Inclusion Team

Meet our Equity and Inclusion team here.

Programs & Resources

Our students, faculty, and staff participate annually in:

  • Intercultural Competency Workshops
  • People of Color Conference
  • Student Diversity Leadership Conference
  • White Privilege Conference
  • Anti-Defamation League Workshops
  • Teaching Tolerance Workshops
 
Our Head of Equity and Inclusion guides initiatives which include:

  • Equity & Inclusion Workshops for New Faculty & Staff
  • Student Affinity Groups
  • Faculty Affinity-based Groups
  • Community Cultural Commemoration & Celebration Events
  • Civil Conversation Dinners
  • Book Study Groups
 

Projects and Programs

Cultural Celebrations

Atlanta International School

A private, non-profit, international, IB World School for grades 3K-12, featuring full and dual-immersion language programs.

2890 North Fulton Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30305, USA
404.841.3840