As one of the very first independent schools in New England to enroll Black students, Shady Hill has a long history of working towards racial equity and social justice. Racism and white supremacy are deeply rooted in our society and at our School, demanding an ongoing, thoughtful, and systematic response. View the timeline of our history of racial and social justice work.
We examine our mistakes and take responsibility for the times we did not live up to our racial equity mission. Through this transparent assessment, we are repairing relationships, building new systems, shifting ideologies, and creating a more equitable school culture.