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Equity and Inclusion

Diversity at Shady Hill

Founded in 1987 by a group of parents and faculty, Diversity At Shady Hill (DASH) was created to help foster and celebrate the diversity of the Shady Hill School community. DASH strives to cultivate an atmosphere of connection and mutual respect and welcomes ALL members of the Shady Hill Community to participate in this work. Some of the ways DASH accomplishes these goals is by:
  • Organizing educational, supportive, and enrichment opportunities for parents
  • Coordinating events to support underrepresented families through our family affinity group structure
  • Hosting social gatherings for the full Shady Hill community.

DASH is led by volunteer parent co-chairs who work closely with the Director of Equity and Inclusion and Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion. Groups that are part of DASH include: 

Parent/Caregiver Affinity Groups: Provide SHS parents and caregivers with the opportunity to gather in community and connect through shared identities and experiences. Affinity groups are open specifically to those who identify. Our current affinity group offerings are:
  • Families of Children of Color 
  • LGBTQ+ Families 
  • AAPI Families 
  • Neurodiverse Families 
If you are interested in affinity group leadership, please contact Devon DeWolf. If you are looking for information on Parents Council, please see their webpage here

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