Diversity and Inclusion

The NOVA School Association believes that every person has the right to educational and workplace surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is the NOVA School Association’s policy that no person will be subjected to unlawful discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. NOVA School’s non-discrimination policy applies to all facets of its administration.

In October 2015, the Board adopted the following statement that deepens the expectations for the NOVA Middle School culture and establishes an overarching theme of commitment to diversity for NOVA Middle School as an organization.

 "The complex, interconnected global environment in which NOVA students will live as adults requires that NOVA Middle School provide a community in which a wide range of views, life experience, cultural backgrounds, ethical, economic, ethnic, religious and political views are evident and honored. NOVA students have an opportunity to develop a range of communication skills that will contribute to greater understanding of a diverse and changing world.”

 These two statements together describe the commitment to diversity held by NOVA Middle School. Our work to operationalize this commitment is ongoing.