Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Driving DEI Mission

Franklin is dedicated to developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and empathetic young people as they strive to become innovative and active members of just societies around the world. We recognize that diversity as a concept continues to evolve; so must we evolve with it, and our dedication to doing so is ongoing. 

With a focus on intercultural understanding and respect, Franklin approaches learning through a lens of creativity and integrity; and our commitment to fostering a strong sense of understanding among community members with differing backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences sets us apart from other schools. 

The entire Franklin community is strengthened as a result of our varying backgrounds. We pledge to:

  • Support, empower, and advocate for members of the Franklin community and the Jersey City community in which we reside
  • Ensure differences are celebrated and valued
  • Develop and honor the cognitive, cultural, and ethical capacities and experiences that shape each of us
  • Cultivate mutual understanding, respect, and kindness 

A Commitment to Equity and Justice

We know the education system we operate within is not immune to inequities, and our responsibility in helping students to reflect, learn, and communicate is as vital now as it has ever been. As a result, we support the right of every student to express their voice through an inclusive curriculum and safe, rich learning environments. 

We also recognize that inclusivity is not enough; we acknowledge and oppose the forces of racism, bias, hate, fear, and practices that prevent us from creating an equitable learning environment for all our community members.