NAIS Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM)

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Country Day’s commitment to an inclusive, diverse and equitable school community is reflected today in the school’s mission statement, in our core values, and in our everyday operations. Given the importance of Country Day’s long-standing and ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, it is essential that we evaluate on an ongoing basis where we are as a community in this area.

AIM Survey Information

Toward this end, beginning in November, we will be conducting the NAIS Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM), an instrument designed to assist in strategic planning initiatives to build and sustain inclusive school communities.

The AIM process involves a cross-section of the school community in the following two components: 1) an online survey of all constituencies, and 2) discovery meetings on various aspects of the school. 

Goal of AIM Research

Our goal is to learn more about Country Day through the lenses of inclusion and multiculturalism, and we expect that this research will lead to specific recommendations and actions that will allow us to grow in these areas. This year’s research will bring the added benefits of creating a benchmark for our community and to view our school climate relative to other participating NAIS schools. 

Community Members’ Role in the AIM Research

Participation in the AIM process is greatly appreciated, and it is of critical importance to Country Day. We need and value input from our community. As a small school, it is important that everyone in our community participates so that we can collect enough useful data to help us get a comprehensive look at inclusion and multiculturalism at Country Day. 

Timeline

  • School Climate Survey — November 4, 2020
  • Discovery Committees — December 2020 through February 2021 
  • Final Report  — We anticipate a final report by the end of the school year. Results will be shared with the Country Day community at that time.