Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Sage Hill School’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Sage Hill School, we recognize that diversity of identity, thought and expression is integral to the learning process. We provide a safe space for our students to explore their own understanding of gender, ability, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, as well as notions of equity and justice. Furthermore, Sage Hill School proudly embraces an accepting and supportive culture in which all community members lead with respect, live with compassion, and celebrate our unique perspectives and experiences.

Challenging Our Students to Use Knowledge Compassionately
Building on our mission to inspire a love of knowledge, Sage Hill School challenges students to learn about their own cultures, while discovering and appreciating the experiences and perspectives of others. We encourage students to use their acquired knowledge compassionately and courageously to affect positive change in our school community, the greater community, and our world.

How We Promote Cross-Cultural Competency
Sage Hill School promotes cross-cultural competency on campus through a variety of initiatives, including our Wellness Program, assemblies, monthly celebrations to highlight different groups represented at Sage Hill School, our highly successful annual Multicultural Fair and Multicultural Symposium, and committees and clubs that promote equity, social justice, and inclusion throughout the year. To foster a community that is inclusive, respectful and welcoming to all, students participate in campus organizations including the student leadership group S.A.M.E. (Sage Advocates of Multicultural Education), Additionally, faculty and staff participate in multiple professional development opportunities including the National SEED project, in-service trainings and workshops, and local and national conferences.

Contact Us

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Sanan Shirinian

    Sanan Shirinian 

    Sage Center Director
  • Photo of Sara Graham

    Sara Graham 

    Assistant Director of the Sage Center for Global Education and Inclusion, English Teacher
  • Photo of Tanya Lerch

    Tanya Lerch 

    Sage Center Assistant Director for Service Learning and Outreach, Science Teacher


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