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Diversity at Inly

Inly’s Commitment to Diversity

Inly School aspires to foster global citizenship, and to be a community that represents, explores, and honors a diverse mix of experience and expression. Multicultural education and practice is the responsibility and privilege of every member of the Inly community. Inly actively seeks faculty, families, and leadership who embrace and practice skills that reflect our Montessori core values of grace, courtesy, respect, compassion, and empathy.

Office of Inclusion

The mission of the Office of Inclusion is to dismantle systemic racism and build toward an antiracist, multicultural and diverse community at Inly; by developing competent, aware and reflective teaching teams, armed with tools to transform the supremacist narrative of our collective historical context.

Diversity Conferences

Conferences are a great place to extend and deepen our learning. Each year, Inly sends several faculty members and trustees to AISNE’s annual Diversity Conference.

Inly teachers also travel with interested Middle School students to AISNE’s annual Middle School Student Diversity Conference.

In addition, Inly hosts the Montessori Inclusion Conference (MIC), a diversity conference for Montessori and other progressive middle school students, teachers, and parents. The conference is held at Inly every 2 years, and the next one will take place in the fall of 2020.

Inly’s Montessori Inclusion Conference includes:
• Full day of programming for students, teachers, and parents  
• Montessori students working in partnership with other local Montessori students
• Morning keynote 
• Breakout sessions  
• Lunch  
• T-shirts  
• Interactive closing circle


Assessment of Inclusion and Multiculturalism

During the 2017-2018 school year Inly participated in the Assessment of Inclusion and Multiculturalism (AIM), developed and administered by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). The AIM process included group discussion as well as anonymous online surveys taken by members of our community. The results are helping to guide the Office of Inclusion and the Board of Trustees’ Committee on Diversity and Equity in establishing our next strategic plan.

Want to know more? You can check out the NAIS website to learn more about AIM.

Montessori: Valuing Diversity


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List of 7 items.

  • 2011

    “Diversity Task Force” is established in response to AISNE’s recommendations about defining and deeply engaging with “diversity.”
  • 2012

    • Held monthly meetings to build a safe space for the group. The Diversity Task Force learned about diversity and multicultural education through readings, discussions, films, and guests.
    • Offered workshops for faculty, parents, and the Board of Trustees featuring expert diversity in independent school consultants such as Robert Principe.
    • Attended AISNE’s Middle School Student Diversity conference and AISNE’s Middle School Students of Color conference alongside some of our middle school students.
    • Officially changed our name to Inly’s Council on Diversity and Equity (CDE).
  • 2013

    • Hosted panel discussion on diversity and other strategic visions, featuring Ralph Wales of the Gordon School.
    • Sent many adults from the Inly community to AISNE’s Diversity Conference.
    • Submitted proposals for conferences.
  • 2014

    • Engaged more community members through faculty training, parent insight events, and monthly newsletter articles.
    • Formalized three-year plan to implement diversity initiatives at Inly as part of strategic plan (“Inly in the World”).
    • Co-hosted a brand new Montessori Conference on Diversity and Equity (MCODE) with Lexington Montessori School, at Inly. MCODE featured workshops for middle school students and their teachers, as well as workshops for parents with children of all ages.
  • 2015

    • Presented several diversity-themed workshops at annual Montessori Schools of Massachusetts conference.
    • Incorporated multiculturally appropriate architecture and signage into the plans for our brand new school building (gender inclusive restrooms, active accessibility signage, etc.).
  • 2016

    • Office of Inclusion founded to further extend CDE work directly into the lives of our students and teachers through collaborative multicultural curriculum planning and support.
    • Brought a record ten Inly Middle School students to AISNE’s Middle School Student Diversity Conference.
  • 2017

    • Conducted Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM), an NAIS tool developed to help schools understand the climate of inclusion on their campuses — from the perspective of current and past students, as well as parents, teachers, administrators, and trustees.
    • Incorporated AIM results into Inly’s next strategic planning process.


Inly School

46 Watch Hill Drive | Scituate, MA 02066
Tel: 781-545-5544 | Fax: 781-545-6522
Welcome to Inly, a private, independent Montessori school with innovative programs that inspire toddlers, preschool and K-8 students to become independent, lifelong learners. Our inviting community draws students from 20 towns on the South Shore of Boston,
including Scituate, Cohasset, Hingham, Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth and Hull.
Inly School admits students of any race, color, religious affiliation, national and ethnic origin, and without regard to disability, to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, national and ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.