Welcome to Greenhill School, where difference is our superpower.
From its inception in 1950 as a co-ed, nonsectarian school in the Dallas area, Greenhill has sought to champion that breadth of exposure often enhances depth of experience. Here, we aim to hold space for the host of identities, perspectives, and knowledges that our students, families, employees, and more bring to our community of communities. On our best days, we balance the critical need to see and honor the uniqueness in each of us while valuing that which unites us – our core values of excellence, integrity, compassion, and courage.
At Greenhill, this essential work of recognizing difference as an asset to authentic community is called Plural Commons. The formal definition states that Plural Commons is an environment where each person’s whole Self is welcomed, cared for, and seen as essential to the common good. Principally, Plural Commons is about relationships – how do you get them, grow them, and trust them? And, it is about surprises – are you open to the new, as well as seeing someone or something anew?
It is a dynamic time to be at Greenhill School, where we see meeting our mission as an act of service to our wider world. Whether you are a prospective or current student, family, or employee, have a look around to learn about some of the ways in which we seek to build community. Too, I would like to draw your attention to our philosophy statement, as well as our multi-year inclusion agenda.
We hope you are able to make yourself at home at Greenhill School, where difference is our superpower.
Best regards,
Dr. Marcus R. Ingram
Equity & Inclusion Director
Equity & Inclusion Director

Plural Commons: Upcoming Experiences

Date Experience
Now: Community Reading of A Search for Common Ground (focus for the spring is chapters 6-11, and 13/Closing)
From November 2021 Partnership with Dr. Paul Gorski & the Equity Literacy Institute (associated with the Plural Commons Venture “Inspire a More Equitable and Inclusive Academic Experience”)
February 16, 2022 Greenhill School Family Inclusion Council Meeting (please alert Council Members of any relevant topics you would like explored)
February 22, 2022 Greenhill School Employee Inclusion Council Meeting (please alert Council Members of any relevant topics you would like explored)
April 13, 2022 Tentative: A Conversation with Pedro Noguera & Rick Hess, authors of A Search for Common Ground
Spring 2022 Community Engagement of A Search for Common Ground (chapters 6-11, and 13/closing)

Statement on Diversity

Diversity develops thinking that values alternative viewpoints and is sensitive to life experiences, feelings, hopes and the challenges of others. Recognizing and capitalizing on the diversity that exists within our school, our region, our nation and our world enhances the Greenhill community.
Greenhill actively seeks opportunities for interaction and meaningful dialogue to minimize disparities and to foster equality. The School honors its commitment to inclusion through admission policies, hiring practices, professional development and curriculum. The Board, administration, faculty, staff, parents and students are committed to a positive, pluralistic environment where the academic and social well being of all students is affirmed and assured.
Diversity at Greenhill reflects the core principles of honor, respect, and compassion, and values the customs, traditions, and perspectives of people of different gender, race, ethnicity, ability, age, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. Greenhill supports diversity as the essential component of a quality education that encourages respect and empowerment of the individual and discourages the formation of stereotypes and prejudices. Through our steadfast commitment to diversity, Greenhill broadens the educational experience of all students. Greenhill further believes that our commitment to diversity is an ongoing process, which will continue to strengthen and enhance our school.
Approved by the Board of Trustees in 2005

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