Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Old Trail School is deeply committed to growing a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning community where all its members feel an equal sense of belonging. 

Our belief is that we are better equipped to learn and to lead when our thoughts are tested by others, particularly by those whose thoughts, experiences or identities are different from our own. By skillfully engaging in our differences – whether they are grounded in race; ethnicity; national or geographic origin; religious, philosophical or political beliefs; gender or gender identity; sexual orientation; age; physical ability; family structure, socioeconomic status or life experience – we develop a greater understanding of the world and how we can be of service to it.

Please refer back to the page for future updates regarding on-going DEI work being completed at the Old Trail. 

Messages to Our Community

June 9, 2020 – Head of School Update
June 1, 2020 – Head of School Update

School Mission

Old Trail School is a vibrant educational community focused on academic excellence. We develop intellectually curious, independent thinking students who emerge with a passion for discovery, critical thinking and collaborative learning. Our graduates are well prepared to become responsible global citizens who achieve in high school, college and life.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committees

List of 3 items.

  • Steering Committee

    Created to reflect honestly on our current practices and culture, ask difficult questions, identify areas of growth, and guide the school's DEI actions. This group will include members of the school's board, administration, faculty, staff, parents and alumni.
  • Parents Association Committee

    Created by the Old Trail School Parents Association, this committee was formed to explore DEI through parent engagement.
  • Student Committee

    A student-focused DEI committee has been formed that includes middle school students. This group will discuss issues of inclusivity on campus and in the curriculum, and will use their meetings to share thoughts, offer feedback and develop programming in the future.
Old Trail School is an independent day school (toddler through grade eight) located in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.