The Upper School Diversity Conference

Middle and Upper Schools Hold Diversity Conferences

We recently welcomed to campus students from Chaminade, Ladue, St. Michael School of Clayton, De Smet, Visitation, Lutheran North, Nerinx and more for our middle and upper school diversity conferences.

In the Middle School, the conference theme, “Interrupting Bias: Being an Upstander,” spoke to our Mission and preparing students to stand for what is good and right. Upper Schoolers focused on unity for their conference with the theme “Allies in Action: Uniting our Community.”

“It is really exciting that so many schools are participating in this year’s conference,” said Head of Upper School Scott Small. “I was so impressed by the enthusiasm and engagement of the [Upper School] students this morning and love their expressed commitment to be leaders and upstanders in the St. Louis community.”

For both conferences, students kicked off the day with a group activity to show how they are all alike, different and special. Small group discussions encouraged students to talk through difference and learn from one another. MICDS students served as peer leaders for several activities and group sessions.

The conferences wrapped up with students and faculty members sharing what they’d learned with the larger group and brainstorming topics for next year’s conferences.