The Rivers community strives to be welcoming and inclusive of all members - students, teachers, families, and alumni. We seek students, trustees, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and provide opportunities for a broad range of experiences and viewpoints.
As a community we encourage students and adults to value themselves, celebrate differences, promote mutual respect, and participate with confidence and courage in a global society. There are a number of clubs and activities on campus that bring these different groups together to explore and celebrate their differences and similarities.
For more information about diversity on campus, please contact Director of Diversity John Bower at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rivers School believes that excellence in education and social development requires a diverse, inclusive and socially responsible community. We seek students, trustees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and provide opportunities for a broad range of experiences and viewpoints. As a community we encourage students and adults to value themselves, celebrate differences, promote mutual respect, and participate with confidence and courage in a global society.
|• Tuesday, September 9 – Critical Conversation Series, 5:00 p.m.|
• Sunday, September 21 - Diversity Dinner for Families
• Tuesday, September 23 - Diversity Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m.
• Sunday, September 28 - AISNE School Fair to Promote Diversity - Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club, Dorchester, MA
• Thursday, October 9 – Critical Conversation Series, 5:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, October 21 – RICA Movie Afternoon, 3:30 p.m.
• Thursday, October 23 - AISNE Diversity Conference
• Tuesday, November 11 - Diversity Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m.
• Saturday, November 15 – AISNE Middle School Diversity Conference - Wheeler School, Providence, RI
• Tuesday, November 18 – Critical Conversation Series, 5:00 p.m.
• Sunday, December 1 - Parent Diversity Committee Meeting, 10:00 a.m. at Cheesecake Factory Chestnut Hill
• Thursday, December 4 - Saturday, December 6 – People of Color Conference/ Student Diversity Leadership Conference
• Tuesday, December 16 – Critical Conversation Series, 5:00 p.m.
• Monday, January 12 - MLK Assembly
• Thursday, January 22 – Critical Conversation Series, 5:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, January 27 - Diversity Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m
• Saturday, January 31 – MS Students of Color Conference, Pike School, Andover
• Sunday, February 2 - Parent Diversity Committee Meeting, 10:00 a.m. at Cheesecake Factory Chestnut Hill
• Monday, February 9 - Day of Consideration
• Tuesday, February 24 – Critical Conversation Series, 5:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 31 - Diversity Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, April 8 - Global Fair, 6:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, April 14 – Critical Conversation Series, 5:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, May 12 – Diversity Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, June 9 – Critical Conversation Series, 5:00 p.m.
The Rivers Diversity Committee is a group of current faculty, staff and executive board members that meets on a regular basis to discuss various topics of diversity as they pertain to daily life in the Rivers community.
|Rivers Integrated Cultural Awareness Club |
The Rivers Integrated Cultural Awareness Club (RICA) is a group of students in the Upper School that meets regularly to discuss issues of diversity both on and off campus. Students learn to challenge assumptions and think critically about these issues, offering a wide variety of perspectives that often lead to fascinating conversations and debates. Any and all students and faculty are welcome to attend RICA meetings.
|Middle School Forum|
The Middle School Forum meets weekly to discuss a variety of diversity topics including race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and gender. Students often do activities that challenge their thinking and precipitate dialogue both in and outside of the Forum setting.
|Annual Diversity Dinner|
The annual Diversity Dinner is an opportunity for families of color to strengthen connections with one another as well as with key members of the Rivers community. This fall 25 families joined members of the faculty and administration at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Boston for an evening of good food and camaraderie.
Global Fair is an evening on campus devoted to celebrating the wide variety of ethnicities and cultures represented by Rivers students and their families. It’s also a chance to meet new people, try new foods, hear new music, and enjoy amazing entertainment. Dozens of families, representing countries from Guatemala to Zimbabwe to Ireland, participate by providing food and artifacts from their native lands. Entertainment in the past has included Status Quo, a hip-hop dance sensation and a Filipino dance troupe performing their traditional dance called “tinikling.”
|Middle School Spotlight Day on Diversity |
Every March, Middle School students have the opportunity to spend an entire day exploring diversity. They engage in a number of activities that examine stereotypes, assumptions, privilege, and self-identity in addition to learning about the history of hip-hop through a dance demonstration and workshop, graffiti art, and music video deconstructions.