Diversity & Inclusion
IDEA at Altamont (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access)
Altamont has built a collaborative, safe space for work to be accelerated in the following priorities listed below.
Also, we have created an online resource where we can update our community on our current state of affairs and answer questions that have been raised in our ongoing dialogue with our students, alumni, faculty, staff and families. Additionally, we have created a snapshot of our current English and history curricula.
The mission of the IDEA Task Force is to create immediate and long-term recommendations for the improvement of equity at Altamont by creating a more inclusive, equitable and respectful culture where all individuals feel welcomed and valued. The IDEA Task Force was initiated due to requests for racial equity; however, the work of this group encompasses the creation of an inclusive and equitable community where individuals regardless of race, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation or any other aspect of their identity are able to contribute and fully participate in the Altamont community. We seek to create a culture that actively works to gain a deeper understanding of difference and how we can live our values of truth, knowledge and honor.
- Commit to creating incident reporting mechanisms
- Commit to improving the student handbook
- Commit to increasing diverse representation among faculty and administration
- Commit to developing an inclusive curriculum
- Commit to diverse representation among the student body
- Commit to create mentorship support for diverse students
- Commit to board, faculty and staff, student and parent training
- Board of Trustee Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access
- Alumni Association Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access
- Parents’ Association Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access
Altamont's Non-Discrimination Statement
The Altamont School admits students of any race, disability, color, creed, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The non-discrimination policy extends to the administration of its educational, admissions and financial aid policies, faculty and staff recruitment and hiring, and athletics and other school-administered programs and activities.