Equity & Diversity

Urban Prairie Waldorf School is an affirming space for all.  

Our curriculum offers students both a window into the experiences of others and a mirror to reflect their own life experiences. We are committed to fostering a fully inclusive environment. We actively seek and welcome students and staff of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and spiritual values. Urban Prairie does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, or physical ability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial assistance programs, and other school-administered programs.

A cornerstone of inclusivity is communication. Urban Prairie strives to foster healthy relationships between all members of our community. We ask all members of the Urban Prairie school community to make a personal commitment to undertaking honest, direct, and respectful communication. This is best done in an atmosphere supported by trust and compassion, where all parties are invested in the best interests of the children. We genuinely seek to create an environment that supports the growth of all members of our community.

Supporting Transgender & Non-binary Students & Community Members

At Urban Prairie Waldorf School, we strive to provide an environment that is supportive, equitable, and free from impediments to learning. We recognize the importance of language and inclusive curricula in the healthy development of all of our students.  Appropriate pronoun usage is one way that we provide a welcoming environment. 

If you have questions about how the UPWS curriculum reflects our commitment to gender inclusivity, please contact Enrollment Director Jenn Zielinksi. Current parents may contact their child’s class teacher to learn more about how we incorporate “windows” and “mirrors” to highlight the broad spectrum of human experience (to include gender, racial, and ethnic diversity).

Our Policy on Transgender and Non-binary Students and Community Members provides a framework through which our school can support authenticity and provide a safe learning environment for transgender and non-binary people.