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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice

Inly’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice

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 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice 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.

DEI Curriculum in Action

In Fall 2020, Lower Elementary students learned what it takes to create social change by breaking down the “anatomy”—or basic elements—of historic protest movements. They then took part in their own peaceful protest on campus. Inly students of all ages walked by, and parents drove by in their cars, to witness the demonstration.

Parts of a Protest
INJUSTICE: a rule or law that is unfair
CATALYST: a person or group that speaks out against the injustice
REPRESSION: the use of force or power to punish the catalyst
MOBILIZE: to bring people together and make a plan in order to help the catalyst
PROTEST: a strong, organized action against the injustice
CHANGE: a new rule or law that makes the world more fair

Watch a video of the peaceful protest below.


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Inly School

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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.