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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou

The Waldorf School of Baltimore actively encourages and supports diversity and inclusion in our community. We strive to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through our pedagogical and administrative policies and practices. We welcome people of (but not limited to) all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, abilities, ages, and religions. Our community works to embrace and deepen our own understanding of both our strengths, which support our goal for the inclusion of all, as well as the challenges hindering our progress toward this goal. We actively stand against hatred, prejudice and discrimination.

In addition to our stated commitment to diversity, we have also adopted the position statement of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and accept the recommendations contained within the AIMS Statement on Diversity

We understand it is important to recognize when we feel connection and belonging. It is equally important to identify difficulties and barriers to full participation in our WSB community. Paying attention to the full range of experiences at school gives us the opportunity to improve mutual understanding, equitable access, and inclusivity.

Please use this anonymous form to share anything on your heart or mind about your WSB community experience. This information will be reviewed by the WSB DEI Culture & Community subcommittee and kept confidential.

Adult Resources


  • The Arc Baltimore - Disability Resources
  • EmbraceRace: Action Guides, Webinars, Articles, Book Lists for PreK-High School.
  • Guide to Indigenous Maryland
  • The Maryland School for the Blind - Family Support Services: Resources available to children with visual impairment and with other disabilities
  • National Museum of African American History & Culture: Talking About Race
  • PFLAG - Diverse & Inclusive World: Resources supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families

  • Podcasts

  • John Lewis — Love in Action | The On Being Project
  • Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem — Towards a Framework for Repair | The On Being Project
  • Seeing White | Scene on Radio
  • The Land That Never Has Been Yet | Scene on Radio

  • Adult Books

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
  • How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out by Ruth King
  • Read This to Get Smarter by Blair Imani
  • The Person You Mean To Be by Dolly Chugh
  • My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem
  • How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith
  • Citizen by Claudia Rankine
  • The Inner Work of Racial Justice by Rhonda Magee

  • Adult Courses

  • Lotus Institute's “Earth Gate” and “Wind Gate” with Larry Ward
  • Coursera's Inclusive Leadership: The Power of Workplace Diversity”

  • Children's Resources

  • Children’s Book List: Our Favorites Picture Books, Middle School Novels and Everything in Between

  • Attached Documents: 
    DEI Books
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