Diversity Overview

The Suffield Academy Family

Suffield Academy is a close-knit, diverse family of students, faculty, and staff who share a common belief that every member of its community owns the right to a safe and welcoming campus environment. A successful and inclusive population flourishes only to the degree that the virtues of mutual respect, generosity, and concern for others are maintained. Therefore, it is vitally important that harassment and discrimination in all their forms not be tolerated.
Our diversity and character can be measured in part by the kind of human relationships built and sustained within this small but complex environment. We are a school that takes great pride in the unbiased inclusion of race, gender, and cultures. The educational living and learning experience at Suffield is designed to promote a healthy, thriving campus climate and a community of excellence predicated on respect for others. We believe an equitably diverse and inclusive education is transformative. Our philosophy is transparent: We selflessly serve our students, faculty, and staff with a respectful code of conduct, leadership, and integrity. Our community is proud to embody students, faculty, administrators, and staff concerning all issues of equity and opportunity as they relate to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression. 

Suffield Academy is a member of a ten school consortium called SPHERE. Initially established as a summer enrichment program that provided students from Hartford an opportunity to study on the various campuses, SPHERE currently serves as a vehicle to examine and discuss issues pertaining to diversity and multiculturalism on our respective campuses. For additional information about SPHERE, please visit www.sphereschools.org

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  • Liz Warren 

    Diversity Coordinator
    Mount Vernon Nazarene University - B.A.
    Mount Vernon Nazarene University - M.S.
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2017 Diversity Leadership Conference

A group of five Suffield students and faculty members attended the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Students Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) on Aril 30 at Loomis Chaffee school in Windsor, Connecticut. Among them were Dana Mills ’18, Tim Bell ’19, Niah Samboy ’19, Laura Pires ’19, Abby James ’19, and faculty members Liz Warren and Beth Krasemann.

The event kicked off with keynote speaker Howard Stevenson, an inspirational speaker from University of Pennsylvania. After reminding them all of the important work they are doing, students and faculty broke out into discussion groups, with conversations regarding multicultural inclusion and shared experiences among the diverse group of student leaders. Suffield’s own Dana Mills facilitated one of the sessions.
“It was an enlightening day, stressing the role educators play in celebrating diversity in our schools,” commented Krasemann. “Our students represented Suffield very well as leaders and role models.”

Suffield Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, physical attributes, disability, age or sexual orientation. We administer our admissions, financial aid, educational, athletic, extracurricular and other policies so that each student is equally accorded all the rights, privileges, programs and facilities made available by the school.
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