Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are critical lenses that help us understand the complexity of our community’s experiences, celebrate the potential of each individual, and strengthen our ability to fulfill our mission so all students can succeed.

Charlotte Preparatory School and the One Prep community aim to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for learning and living. We seek to ensure that all aspects of school life — including curriculum, admission, retention, hiring practices, and support for students, families, and employees — reflect our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will be diligently assessed and actively supported. We are proud that nearly 40% of our student body represents diverse nationalities and ethnicities. We are equally proud that DEI at Charlotte Prep will carve a path far beyond statistics. We recognize that our school exists in an ever-changing world and that our understanding of, and support for, diversity, equity, and inclusion must expand and evolve. We will innovate, adapt, and reflect on our current systems and practices to support a richer, more open, and authentic community culture.

Diversity is the representation of all our varied identities and differences collectively and as individuals. Charlotte Preparatory School seeks to actively engage, understand, include, and draw on a variety of perspectives.

Equity seeks to ensure fair treatment, equality of opportunity, and fairness in access to information and resources for all. We believe this is only possible in an environment built on respect, empathy, and dignity.

Inclusion builds a culture of belonging by actively inviting the contribution and participation of all people. The voice of every Charlotte Prep student, teacher, administrator, and parent adds value, and we will build and maintain an environment that is responsive, representative, and balanced.

Learning at Charlotte Preparatory School involves listening to and working with others, considering and embracing different lived experiences, and empathizing with and understanding multiple perspectives. In our classrooms and school community, we continually work to build a truly inclusive learning environment where each member is accepted and valued for who he or she is and can bring his or her “whole self” to school each day. Through open, honest dialogue and purposeful, ongoing inquiry, all members of our community gain awareness, wisdom, and the capacity to act as responsible, engaged citizens. The Prep Community and all stakeholders are critical to this process.

As we uphold a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, we will enable all voices to be heard and strengthen decision-making in the best interest of our students. The work of diversity, equity, and inclusion is the responsibility of every member of the community; the benefits of that work are a thriving society and a brighter future for each individual.

Watch this space for more information coming soon! 

Access will be restricted to members of the Charlotte Prep community.

DEI Team
Monthly Features
Resource Library
DEI Website
Cafe One Prep
DEI in Charlotte
Charlotte Prep School