Commitment to Anti-racism and Anti-oppression
Where We Stand
Sacramento Waldorf School’s mission recognizes that each student is a unique individual with body, soul, and spirit. When we fail to acknowledge and confront the material and spiritual impacts of racial and other injustices on children of all identities, we betray this mission. Our Faculty, Staff, Leadership, and Board consider racism and any form of discrimination unacceptable. We fundamentally reject any view that questions an individual’s equal value. We celebrate and uplift the goodness, beauty, and truth of the human experience in all its expressions, including but not limited to race, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, neurotype, documentation status, culture, sexual orientation, religion, age, socioeconomic status, and ability.
We acknowledge the urgent responsibility for institutions, especially schools, to act in support of justice and healing. As an independent Waldorf school, we assert that racism and patriarchy are at the foundation of injustice and inequity in our community.
Our pedagogy originates from the guiding principles of Rudolf Steiner and has historically centered white European perspectives while failing to fully reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of our school community and the world at large. Eurocentrism fails to educate members of our community in the ways necessary to fully equip them as members of our current society confronting injustices with deep historical roots. We denounce any racial doctrine attributed to or inferred from the ideas of Rudolf Steiner.
We offer our sincere commitment to deepening this work together and becoming more courageous in confronting injustice in the classroom, curriculum, and community.
Approved Jointly by College of Teachers and Board of Trustees – 1 August 2021