RSSAA - Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor

Cultural Awareness

Position Statement

Cultural Awareness Committee
Rudolf Steiner School or Ann Arbor

The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor welcomes students, parents, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to developing the human potential of every child. We respect each individual’s ethnicity, ancestry, nationality, native language, socioeconomic background, family structure, age, religion, belief system, abilities, appearance, gender, sexual identity, sexual orientation, occupation, and political affiliation.

It is a goal of our educational vision to bring students to an understanding and experience of the common humanity of all the world’s people. We recognize that the richness inherent in a school comes not only from the curriculum, but also from the community of students who are learning about the world together. To this end, we are building a school that represents the community in which we are located and the world in which we live.

As a school we actively seek ways to nurture inclusiveness through:

  • The ongoing development of a rich and engaging curriculum where students experience various cultural and historical perspectives
  • The engagement of faculty and administration members in relevant trainings, discussions and studies
  • Providing monthly meetings where sensitive issues and questions can be voiced in a spirit of safety and trust
  • Promoting cultural awareness through community events and meetings
  • Facilitating communication among students, parents, teachers, staff, and the school board
  • Creating ongoing opportunities for raising awareness and building trust

We reject racism in all its forms, and embrace the principles of common humanity expressed by the founder of Waldorf education, Rudolf Steiner.