Pluralism and Multicultural Affairs
Lake Forest Academy is committed to building and sustaining an inclusive school community where the human differences present in the school and in society are acknowledged, respected, valued, and viewed as essential; and where ideas and behaviors which oppress others are challenged and addressed through an educational process. These differences include, but are not limited to, gender, race and ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic status, physical ability, religion, sexual orientation, as well as a variety of physical, intellectual, and spiritual qualities that make unique individuals of us all.
In order for Lake Forest Academy to maximize every student’s and employee’s opportunity for growth, development, and lifelong success, we strive to encourage a true encounter of the various groups in order to contribute to the cultural mosaic that makes up our institution. To educate the community about the dynamics of bias in society and the positive benefits of a multicultural, inclusive educational program and community, we have programs that facilitate a true understanding of what it means to live and participate in the global world.
We celebrate the differences in cultures and identities as a strength that adds value to the LFA experience, and we seek to create dialogue and cultivate awareness of the enriching aspects of cultural diversity; to foster respect for the integrity of other people’s life experiences; and to develop understanding of the multiple vocabularies with which we interpret our lives.
The Office of Pluralism and Multicultural Affairs provides support and programming needed to make Lake Forest Academy a welcoming and safe place for all students who choose to come here.