Diversity and Inclusivity


From the founding of the Society of Friends in the mid-17th Century, Quakers have recognized the spiritual equality of all persons. This basic tenet of Quakerism stems from the belief that there is “that divine spark” in everyone. This philosophy has guided Friends' Central School’s commitment to the ideal of respecting all persons.

Friends’ Central School is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse community. All constituencies - faculty, staff, students, administrators, parents, trustees, and alumni/ae - are responsible for an awareness of and ongoing dialogue around equity issues of race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, privilege, religion, physical ability, and family structure.

Our commitment is based on Quaker testimony and practice in which we honor each perspective and life experience. Through an intentional curriculum and differentiated methods of teaching, we seek to empower and engage all traditionally marginalized groups. Our community as a whole benefits when we listen and involve a broader range of voices.

Dwight Dunston '06

Coordinator of Equity and Justice Education

Friends’ Central is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Dwight Dunston ’06 as our Coordinator of Equity and Justice Education.

In his new role, Dwight will spend time on both campuses to coordinate, collaborate, and support faculty with respect to programming throughout the School; serve on the diversity committees of each division; and support student clubs centered on equity work. Among many other aspects of his job, Dwight will lead and support recommendations emerging from the Task Force, as well as serve Parents for Diversity and related affinity groups.