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Notre histoire

Diversité, équité, inclusion et justice

Notre vision DEIJ, ancrée dans notre mission et nos valeurs

EB is a school where being who you are is encouraged and embraced. EB is a place of warmth, joy, kindness and belonging that welcomes all people and nurtures in its students inquisitiveness, creativity, empathy, and a rich and engaged outlook on the world.  

As set forth in our Mission, EB is a force for change. We envision the school and its community to be an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that is welcoming, accessible, and reflective of both our core values and our widely diverse, international community members. Our space should be one that embraces the delights and challenges of our similarities and differences and works to provide equal and just opportunities to every community member.   

EB prepares our graduates to positively impact their diverse communities and the local and international spaces in which we all belong. We believe a diverse educational environment is paramount to these efforts, and that our school must live and embody the key principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ). Those key principles are reflected in EB’s five core values: Unity, Reflection, Integrity, Zeal, and Endeavor. As a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just community, EB seeks to not only acknowledge differences, but to mindfully support them by respectfully embracing all people and points of view. Further, we actively work to identify and dismantle structural inequalities in order to provide equal and just educational access and opportunity to all within the EB community. We aim to cultivate a sense of connectedness and belonging within every community member.


Le Plan Stratégique Diversité, Equité, Inclusion et Justice (DEIJ) d'EB est le résultat d'un effort de collaboration entre le Comité DEIJ de l'école - composé d'administrateurs, d'enseignants, de personnel et de conseillers - le Comité DEIJ du Conseil d'Administration - composé de conseillers, et le Conseil Consultatif DEIJ de l'AP - composé de parents.

Les objectifs du plan sont les suivants :

  • Guider EB au cours des trois prochaines années
  • Renforcer la mission, la vision et les valeurs d'EB.
  • Contribuer à créer une communauté plus inclusive et plus représentative de la diversité de la région d'East Bay et de notre corps étudiant.
  • Faciliter et soutenir une communauté plus diverse, inclusive, équitable et socialement juste
EB a identifié quatre domaines principaux pour son travail de DEIJ : (1) Recrutement et rétention ; (2) Programme et curriculum ; (3) Finance et assistance financière ; et (4) Événements et collecte de fonds. Dans chacun de ces quatre domaines, la CE a développé une série d'objectifs et a identifié une série d'initiatives immédiates et potentielles destinées à atteindre ces objectifs.

Les groupes énumérés ci-dessous, aux côtés de la task force DEIJ (corps enseignant et personnel), travailleront à la réalisation des objectifs identifiés dans le plan stratégique.


One of EB’s first initiatives will be to participate in the Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM) from the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). AIM includes two main steps: a climate survey and a self assessment. 
  • The climate survey took place in March 2022, where each one was tailored and sent out to all school constituents, including students (4th grade and up). The goal is to have participants give honest and open feedback about the school’s current and past climate, with regards to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

  • The self-assessment was a lengthy process that took place over six weeks from February to March 2022. The goal was to examine the school’s climate of inclusion and of its policies and practices. It had involved the creation of several discovery groups, made up of a diverse mix of constituents, who tackle a series of questions specific to an area of self-assessment. In the first self-assessment, each group focused on 3-5 chosen areas among the following:
    • Gouvernance et direction des écoles
    • Politique et administration
    • Admissions, y compris l'aide financière
    • Faculté/professeur
    • Enseignement et apprentissage
    • Vie étudiante
    • Publications scolaires et environnement
    • Participation et vie du personnel
    • Participation des parents/tuteurs
    • Participation et investissement des anciens élèves
The results of the self-assessment and climate surveys help us determine whether additional initiatives or programs are needed to enact meaningful change and advance the school’s four DEIJ objectives.

We recognize that Ecole Bilingue sits on ancestral and unceded Muwekma Ohlone territory. We would like to acknowledge the Muwekma Ohlone community, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations. Ecole Bilingue also acknowledges that we continue to benefit from this occupied land. This land continues to be of great importance to the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. We recognize that the Ohlone People are vital members of the Berkeley community.

2022-2023 DEIJ Goals and Initiatives.

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    One of our first collective efforts was to ask all faculty and staff to read Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s book, How to Be an Antiracist, over the summer of 2020.

    In a series of small group workshops, EB teachers and staff members came together to dive into each chapter, exploring Kendi’s themes and connecting to individuals’ personal backgrounds and experiences. This gave us a great introduction to many concepts in the antiracist workspace and granted familiarity with terminology not previously known to all.

    In the summer of 2021, the faculty and staff read the book Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Block by Jason Reynolds, about how middle schoolers bond on their walk to and from school everyday. In the summer of 2022, the faculty was tasked with reading Neurodiversity in the Classroom by Thomas Armstrong, which speaks to the strengths of neurodiverse students, how to help them and their neurotypical peers thrive in school and beyond. 

    Nous sommes ravis d'avoir établi un partenariat avec le Dr Derrick Gay pour une série d'ateliers à l'échelle de la communauté sur les thèmes de l'épée à double tranchant de la diversité, des principes fondamentaux de la race et des sessions de stratégie DEI.

    In October 2020, we organized 1.5-3 hour workshops for students, parents, faculty and staff, our leadership team, and the Board of Trustees. The goal was to give everyone a communal language with which to discuss these charged topics, as well as a lens through which to view our own biases and self-examine our practices and processes. 

    Les ateliers étaient un exercice engageant et interactif qui nous a obligés à examiner notre façon de voir le monde, tant sur le plan personnel que sur celui de l'école, et à réfléchir aux domaines dans lesquels nous devrions peut-être nous engager dans une discussion et une éducation plus poussées.

    Le comité DEIJ d'EB - composé d'enseignants, de membres du personnel, de parents et de membres du conseil d'administration - a également eu l'occasion de travailler avec le Dr Gay pendant deux sessions, dans le but de mettre au point un processus et un cadre pour créer notre plan et notre déclaration DEIJ.

    Are children conscious of race and ethnicity? Does that shape their perceptions? Can we be colorblind? Families came together in January 2020 to discuss these very questions in a workshop led by Carol Swainson. Having worked in many independent schools and as a long-time DEI practitioner, Carol Swainson organized this special presentation on How to Talk to Your Child about Race filled with engaging small group settings, and for parents to leave the session with resources and tools to better connect with their children.

    During an In-Service Day in October 2022, our teachers participated in a special DEIJ training, focusing on "Building Belonging Through Character Driven Learning," to help educators develop techniques to instill belonging and inclusion in their classroom SEL practices. This session was led by consultant Rebekah Macden. With over 18 years of experience, Rebekah has developed and implemented student-centered programs that support educators in honing in the educational journeys of student lives.

    In 2022-2023, Grammy nominated storyteller Diane Ferlatte, a multi-award winning performer, came to visit our Lower School kids to share stories that draw from a deep well of folktales, myths, legends, & fables to inform, entertain, & inspire all. While many of her stories & songs have African and African American roots, she loves to tell any story that holds truths touching upon our common humanity, our history & our culture.


    Spearheaded by our Parents’ Association and supported by the PA Diversity Chair, EB has several affinity groups, meant to create safe and welcoming spaces for parents and families to talk, find resources, and feel supported.

    Mise à jour en août 2022

    Groupe d'affinité EB Families of Color
    Ce groupe a été formé à partir d'une réunion Zoom en juillet 2020 pour les familles noires et les familles de couleur afin de discuter du stress émotionnel qu'elles ressentaient suite au meurtre de George Floyd. L'objectif de ce groupe est de donner aux familles l'opportunité de construire une communauté, de résoudre des problèmes et de partager des idées et des ressources liées à l'éducation d'enfants de couleur brillants, résilients et dynamiques. Le groupe est présidé par Micah Stillwell, mère d'Ethan à Maternelle.

    Let's Talk about Race (anciennement "EB Dads Antiracist Book Group")
    Ce club de lecture a été créé par les papas d'EB David Macquart-Moulin et Brian Thomas Turner afin de fournir un espace aux papas de tous horizons pour explorer les questions de justice raciale dans un environnement de soutien et sans jugement. Le groupe se réunit tous les trimestres pour parler de livres et de films ayant des thèmes antiracistes.
    Groupe de Soutien aux Différences d'Apprentissage
    Le Groupe de Soutien aux Différences d'Apprentissage, présidé par les parents d'EB Sarah Sawyer et Gregory Nemitz, a pour but de fournir un soutien et des ressources aux familles d'EB dont les enfants ont été diagnostiqués avec une différence d'apprentissage ou peuvent suspecter une différence d'apprentissage. Ce groupe est ouvert aux parents d'enfants ayant des différences d'apprentissage, aux amis de la communauté neurodivergente et à toute personne intéressée.

    Alliance LGBTQ+ au collège
    Sous l'impulsion d'un groupe d'étudiants activistes et avec le soutien de Sue Campbell et Chrissy Greer, l'Alliance LGBTQ+ en est à ses débuts. Son objectif est de fournir un espace sûr pour les étudiants et les alliés qui s'identifient à la communauté LGBTQ+, ainsi que d'éduquer les autres étudiants et les enseignants sur certains des défis auxquels sont confrontés nos étudiants et sur les moyens de les soutenir au mieux pendant leur parcours au collège. 

    Vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur ces groupes d'affinité ? Contactez askpa@eb.org.


Do you need more resources to talk about DEIJ with your children? Do you want to learn more about this topic as a parent? 

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Tous sont les bienvenus ! (Politique anti-discriminatoire)

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley does not exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject any individual to discrimination on the basis of race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or religion. This policy applies to all programs, services, and facilities, including applications, admissions, and employment.