Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Kent Denver School

We must have the strength to lean into discomfort, acknowledge past transgressions and implement a clear, decisive plan for the future.

On October 12, 2020, the Equity and Community Engagement team released Kent Denver's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plan for the 2020-21 school year.

This 12-month plan is the most comprehensive DEI initiative in Kent Denver School's history. Informed by feedback from students, parents, teachers, staff, alumni and Trustees—and reviewed by nationally-recognized DEI experts prior to publication—this plan builds on the DEI work that has been underway for several years. It defines the measurable actions we must take to become an anti-racist school and improve the experiences of all members of our community. 

We invite you to read the plan in the slideshow below or click here to view the plan in your browser.


We Are Accountable

As noted in Kent Denver's Promise to the community, our school will foster a culture where all differences and identities across gender, ability, religion, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and economic background are valued, celebrated and recognized as an essential quality of the education offered in our dynamic learning environment.

Our approach to this work is threefold:

  1. We ask our community to arrive with an empathy and equity forward perspective, to get curious and to understand that discomfort is a catalyst for growth and change.
  2. We believe empathy-building is a scholarly endeavor and that inclusion and cultural competency should be the topic of purposeful, continuous dialogue among all members of the community.
  3. To create a community based on respect for the dignity of each individual and a shared sense of responsibility for the well-being of one another, we must seek to understand privilege and confront overt and hidden biases in ourselves, others, our school, institutions and systems.
Our Mission

Transforming lives of students and community through extraordinary educational experiences.

Our Vision

Excellence in scholarship and character is the goal of a Kent Denver education. We seek to build a caring, diverse community of responsible citizens. To that end, our school provides a challenging college preparatory curriculum and sets high ethical standards.

Our Promise

Kent Denver School will foster a culture where all differences and identities across gender, ability, religion, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and economic background are valued, celebrated and recognized as an essential quality of the education offered in our dynamic learning environment.


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