Inclusion and Diversity AT JIS

At JIS we value and respect our diverse community of students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni. We firmly believe that fair treatment, justice, and equality for all regardless of race, creed, religion, color, culture, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical ability or socioeconomic status is the most basic of rights. 

It is our job as a school to provide an education for all that goes beyond academics, with the aim of contributing to a more understanding, just and peaceful world. We strive to instill in all of our students compassion, empathy, understanding, and integrity. 

We are committed to deliver learning that

  • values and embraces diversity and culture, 
  • empowers students regardless of their background or how they identify,
  • encourages critical thinking toward social responsibility, and 
  • teaches respect for others. 

As part of our commitment to inclusion and diversity we will continue to learn and grow as a school and always work to do better. We understand that there is a difference between simply being diverse and creating spaces for diversity to flourish. It is our goal to have a culture where all of our students and families feel welcomed to participate in all aspects of our community. 

It is our responsibility to live our Core Values and provide an inclusive learning environment and we ask that you help us get better everyday. We welcome all voices in this conversation. Keep us informed as you find ways we can improve as a community.