Diversity and Inclusivity

2018-19 Area of Focus: A Sense of Belonging

Mission Statement

Windward School’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity is an integral part of its educational fabric, inextricably linked to the mission of the School. Windward School is determined to create a welcoming community that embraces diversity and encourages students to develop a deep understanding and appreciation of the diverse world they inherit.

At all times, Windward School strives to

  • appreciate and celebrate the origin and individuality of each member of the school community.
  • respect the innate dignity of each person, which is reflected in the school’s curriculum and cocurriculum. 
  • instill in its students a clear sense of self and a clear understanding of their present and future responsibilities as educated members of our global community. 
  • imbue students with the notion that they learn, work, live, and play in a world populated by individuals and groups of many races, ethnicities, religions, and resources, as well as varied learning styles, physical abilities, and sexual orientations.
  • offer an inclusive, multicultural curriculum that nurtures independence and individual growth and helps prepare each student to continue in higher education.
  • encourage every member of the community to actively participate in respectful and inclusive social interaction.
We hope that as a consequence of Windward’s commitment to diversity, our graduates regard learning as a lifetime process, and strive to enhance their intellectual, moral and ethical reasoning while fostering respect for themselves and others. 

Tales at the Table

On November 1, Windward was home to a stunning display of fellowship and community as we hosted our first ever Tales at the Table. The event, introduced as part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusivity, featured a number of guest speakers, including students, alumni, and members of Windward’s own faculty. Together, they spoke freely of their own personal experiences with culture, identity, and how Windward helps them to feel like they belong. Set to a gorgeous Southern California skyline, and featuring a delicious assortment of multi-cultural dishes from our CulinArt team, the evening offered a truly memorable and heartwarming display of unity, acceptance, and, as made evident by the number of moving speeches throughout the evening, family.

To download the Tales at the Table Community Cookbook, which contains a variety of entrees, sides, and desserts submitted by fellow Windwardians, click here.

Groups on Campus

Diversity and Inclusivity Newsletter

List of 10 items.

  • Academic Integrity Advisory Board

  • Animal Rights Club

  • Bring Change to Mind

  • CREATE Studio Stewards

  • Crossword Club

  • CTL Student Committee

  • Drama Club

  • Environmental and Outdoors Club

  • Film Club

  • Free the Children

List of 10 items.

  • French Language Honor Society

  • Girl Up

  • GLI

  • Heal the Bay Youth Brigade

  • Investment Club

  • Livestream Club

  • MINDful Psychology Club

  • National Art Honor Society

  • Peer Counseling

  • Peer Mentors to Ninth Seminar

List of 10 items.

  • Peer Writing Consultants

  • Philosophy Club

  • Politics Club (Middle School)

  • Prefects

  • Sign Language Club

  • Spanish Language Honor Society

  • Special Olympics Club

  • SPECTRUM

  • Spiriteers

  • Student Diversity Board

List of 10 items.

  • Student Leadership Board

  • Student Life Committee

  • Student Service Coordinators

  • Students That Engage

  • Thespians

  • Tri M (Musicians Honor Society)

  • Unwind the Mind (Mindfulness Club)

  • Upstanding Voice

  • Virtual Reality Club

  • Windward Startup

Directors

List of 2 members.

  • Ashley Goodman 

    Director of Service Learning and Social Entrepreneurship, Co-Director of Diversity and Inclusivity
    (213) 261-2090
  • Tyrone  Powell 

    Director of Athletics and Operations, Co-Director of Diversity and Inclusivity
    (424) 289-1064

Associate Director

List of 1 members.

  • Tammy Clem 

    Director of Counseling Services, Middle School, Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusivity
    (424) 289-1037
Windward School is a 7-12, co-educational, independent day school in Los Angeles, California.