Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

BB&N’s goal is to ensure that all members of our school feel safe and supported to bring their authentic selves to school each and every day.

Our vision of a just community of belonging is rooted in the complexity of our identities and experiences.

BB&N is committed to ensuring that the student body, faculty, and staff accurately reflect our diverse communities and to creating a just community of belonging where all members feel safe and supported to bring their authentic selves to school each and every day. We believe in the pursuit of justice through education, solidarity, and civic engagement. We provide the learning opportunities and tools to foster globally competent citizens who have in-depth knowledge of the world, its people, its wonders, and its challenges, and are empowered to make a positive impact in our community and beyond.

B-12 Identity Development

Our DEI programs student-centered and focused on amplifying student voice. We offer developmentally appropriate identity development and leadership programs and opportunities B-12. Students are invited to explore themselves, their community, their place within the world, and issues they care about. DEI is integrated into student life through project-based learning in the classroom, student-led clubs, and cross-campus conferences.

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

We take a student-centered approach to teaching in which the students’ unique cultural strengths are identified and nurtured to promote student achievement and a sense of well-being about the student’s cultural place in the world. Culturally responsive pedagogy is divided into three functional dimensions: the institutional dimension, the personal dimension, and the instructional dimension (Credit: Ladson-Billings).

Honoring Our Community

BB&N’s commitment to engaging with our local and global communities enhance opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to affirm their identities, broaden their understanding, and practice principled engagement. Through heritage assemblies, community days, and on- and off-campus events, BB&N students embrace Cambridge and beyond as our extended classroom.

Student Leadership

Student voice strengthens our community. Through conferences, cross-campus collaborations, and retreats, students lead through conversation and action. On all three campuses, interested students gather as the Student DEIG Steering Committee to inform policies related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and global education.