Diversity at Solebury
Solebury School promotes a profound respect for each individual and recognizes how diversity enriches a community. This deeply engrained philosophy dates to our founding in 1925. Our inclusive community of learners challenges assumptions and acknowledges differences of every kind, including race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith preference, age, physical ability, and more. We value and actively cultivate our diverse composition of faculty, staff, and students on campus.The following groups are committed to supporting individuals, educating the community, and celebrating diversity. If you as a student, parent, or faculty member are interested in discussing diversity issues, please contact one of the faculty group advisors as indicated below.
This is an affinity group for students who identify as African Americans, to discuss issues relevant to their experiences as members of the school community. The videos below, directed and produced by Black Friday member Afrah Boateng '16 and starring her classmates, highlight topics recently covered at group meetings.
Advisors: Martin Smith and Annette Miller
This club is open to people of all sexual orientation to discuss and ensure safety and support on campus for everyone. The club is also meant to have fun and network with similar organizations at other schools, and, finally, to be activists for Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgender causes.
Advisor: Stacie Anastasio
Intercultural Student Association
All international and domestic students are welcome to attend. Discussions will focus on how we can best share the diverse national backgrounds represented at Solebury School. A number of special events open to the entire school community are also planned by this organization.
Advisor: Cinnie Wappel
Hispanic Student Association
An affinity group for students who identify as Hispanic or Latino, members discuss issues relevant to their heritage.
Advisor: Jen Perez
Adopted Student Club
A support group for students who were adopted to discuss issues unique to adoptees and to help educate others about this topic. The club will also sponsor speakers and provide resources for adoptees and their adoptive parents.
Advisors: Diane Downs and Diane Dauer