GLOBAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
To connect us to the larger world and the world to us:
- We will establish collaborative local, national and international partnerships that expand educational and leadership opportunities beyond the School campus to include off‐site learning with academic, cultural, environmental and philanthropic institutions.
To strengthen this commitment to cultivating global leaders who are equipped with the skills and ethics to thrive in the future:
- We will structure a leadership team within the Center for Peace, Equity and Justice that encourages collaboration between the service learning, diversity and global education programs, articulates a unified vision of their overarching goals, and supports teachers and students in their endeavors to understand the ways by which they can contribute to a better world.
To develop within our students a core of global competencies:
- We will look for ways to increase profiency in more than one language so they are able to communicate and collaborate to advance
issues of equity, social justice and peace.
- We will create a cohesive k-12 service learning curriculum that includes a social‐emotional learning component, an environmental
sustainability thread and a global ethics concentration.
- We will provide experiential, global education opportunities for every Friends student, such as linguistic and cultural immersion trips
with a service learning component, international study abroad partnerships, environmental field work, and a Friends summer
institute on global leadership for social justice. Through an endowed scholarship program, we will increase students’ access to
- We will build a cohort of globally competent educators by supporting faculty in relevant professional development opportunities that
builds capacities in teaching global competencies.
To cultivate a diverse learning community of faculty and teachers:
- We will increase our institutionally funded financial aid budget and expand our recruitment efforts and support structures for
underrepresented populations in our student, faculty and administrative bodies.