River's One-of-a-Kind Inclusion Program
The River School was founded on the belief that inclusion is essential and the best practice of early childhood education.
We are a thriving, diverse community of learners in which human differences are respected, explored, and celebrated as vital reflections of the larger society and world.
We embrace human diversity as a rich, living educational resource and believe multiculturalism to be relevant and mutually beneficial.
How we think about a child’s capacity affects that child’s performance, and we believe in and are committed to high standards for all children.
Our diversity includes individuals with hearing loss and the broad range of human variability, including dimensions of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender and gender expression, and socioeconomic status.
Diversity is an ongoing process by which a school expresses its commitment to bring different peoples and perspectives into its community, curriculum and culture. We work to create a sense of connectedness so that our members feel safe to explore and challenge dynamic, multifaceted differences in open inquiry.
We understand that such a community is crucial for our students’ future successful participation in the wider world. With this understanding, we engage in diversity, equity and inclusion work to nurture our understanding of others and ourselves.