An Inclusive Community
When Stanley first began over 40 years ago, the very foundation of the school was underpinned by a passionately held set of beliefs, including an understanding that a diverse and inclusive learning community provides rich learning opportunities for all. The vision was of a new educational approach--drastically different from any traditional approach and one that would allow children to grow and flourish in an educational environment in which each child knows he or she is deeply valued.
There was a small, but passionate group of parents and teachers who knew that only through their efforts and contributions would their children benefit from the transformational educational philosophy promised by the British Primary approach.
These deeply invested teachers, caring families and eager students were the original Stanley community - individuals who treated one another with deep respect and acceptance.
The Importance of Diversity
Well over 25 percent of our students come from ethnically diverse backgrounds. When we think about diversity at Stanley; however, we think far beyond the numbers.
Our goal is to create a learning community in which all backgrounds are valued and celebrated and in which all members feel a deep sense of belonging.
"We have a fundamental commitment to diversity at all levels within our school from staff recruitment and retention to board leadership and we continue to strive to ensure Stanley is a true reflection of our community."
—Tim Barrier, Head of School
From Our Mission
We engage, challenge, and inspire children to reach their potential and develop their own voice within an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative community that values distinct contributions and abilities.
Stanley BPS is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of Stanley BPS, including admissions, employment, and access to services and programs.
2015 Strategic Plan for Inclusivity & Equity
"From the days when we were a single classroom at Montview Preschool on up to where we are today, major change occurred because great people wanted it."
—Carolyn Hambidge, Founding Head