At Walker’s, we create and sustain communities where every student experiences belonging.
Students are a crucial voice who shape and drive our work forward. We center student experience with their multiple social identities in order to prepare them for full and intentional lives within and beyond Walker’s.
Through student affinity groups and regular dialogue across differences, Walker’s develops critically engaged students committed to social change and transformative impact. We develop community through empathy, culturally responsive teaching and reciprocal learning. We acknowledge the value of diversity within our community and weave Social Justice and Inclusion into the fabric of who we are and what we do. This work lives in our classrooms, our dorms, on our fields, and it is central to our identity as a school.
As a commitment to learning and growing in Justice and Equity work, Walker’s students are encouraged and supported in their attendance at conferences, community gatherings and training. This attendance contributes to and complements the work of course materials, affinity groups, and is critical in our work with students towards their growth and solidarity with others in Justice and Equity work.
The Ethel Walker School is a member of SPHERE, a consortium of 13 independent schools from the greater Hartford area whose mission is to encourage and assist member schools in collaboration to sustain diverse, inclusive, and culturally responsive environments for teaching and learning. Member schools seek to foster respect for difference and an understanding of multicultural perspectives in curricular and extracurricular programs.
Kristen St. Louis ’21 was one of 15 winners in Senator Chris Murphy’s 4th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Contest. This year, Murphy received close to 1,500 entries from elementary,…
In October, we welcomed Walker’s alumna Dr. Veda Pendleton ’75 to campus for the launch of her new memoir, Prepped: Coming of Age in Black and White America. Throughout her…
Added to: Diversity and Social Justice
Walker's Director of Social Justice and Inclusion Elisa Del Valle Cardona presented at the 5th Annual Women's Leadership Conference at the University of New Haven on October 4