Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Thetford Academy is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus and in our community. Our mission “to celebrate the unique worth of all students, to nurture their strengths, and to challenge them to fulfill their potential” is at the core of what we do every day, and provides a foundation for this work.

While progressive ideas are deeply embedded in Thetford Academy’s history and mission, we recognize that our school, like our nation, has still more work to do to be overtly anti-racist. In 2020, TA’s Board of Trustees launched an Anti-Racism Task Force to assess Thetford Academy’s current ability to create a safe and welcoming school for BIPOC students and employees, and to identify recommendations to maximize the school’s effectiveness in becoming Anti-Racist.

With the ARTF recommendations, the Board strives to follow through on the ten point pledge made after the murder of George Floyd in 2020, noting: “The trustees and leadership of Thetford Academy acknowledge the need to dismantle interpersonal and structural racism in ourselves, our school, and our community. While progressive ideas are deeply embedded in Thetford Academy’s history and mission, we recognize that our school, like our nation, has still more work to do to be overtly anti-racist.”

our VALUES

Excellence

We set high expectations. we challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.

Commitment

We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.

Cooperation

We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.

Caring

We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.

Diversity

We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of carried perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.