Diversity at Solebury

At Solebury School, we are committed to recognizing every individual for who they are, and appreciating diversity in all of its forms. Currently we have many groups committed to providing support to individuals, educating the community, and resolving conflicts where issues surrounding diversity are involved. If you as a student, parent, or faculty member interested in discussing diversity issues, you may contact any one of the listed faculty group advisors.

Diversity Club (Kristy Thurell, Shawn Wright & Annette Miller) – A meeting of students and faculty that discusses all aspects of diversity as they relate to the Solebury Community.

Faculty Diversity Discussion Group (Steve Benoit) - The F.D.D. is a place for staff to talk about issues surrounding diversity of all kinds: gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, age, etc.

Spectrum Club (Steve Benoit & Kristy Thurrell) – Formally known as the Gay-Straight Alliance, the Spectrum Club is open to people of all sexual orientation to discuss and ensure safety and support on campus for everyone. Secondly, to have fun and network with similar organizations at other schools and, finally, to be activists for Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender causes.

International Club (Cinnie Wappel) – All International & Domestic students are welcome to attend and discuss issues surrounding international students here at Solebury School. Discussion will center on how we can best share the many different national backgrounds present at Solebury. A number of special events, open to the entire Solebury Community, are also planned by this organization.

Black Friday (Martin Smith & Annette Miller) – This is an affinity group for students who identify as African Americans, to discuss issues relevant to their experience as members of the Solebury community.

Girls & Boys (GAB) (Hanna Elliot) – An affinity group for young women interested in discussing the joys and challenges of being female in our society. The group meets weekly on Monday to talk, offer support to one another, and to have fun just being girls.

Hispanic Affinity Group (Bill Christy) – An affinity group for students who identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, to discuss issues relevant to their heritage.

Adopted Student Club (Diane Downs & Diane Dauer) – A support group for students who were adopted to discus issues unique to adoptees and for ways to educate others about this topic. In addition, the club will sponsor speakers and provide resources for adoptees and their adoptive parents.

In addition, the Head of School Tom Wilschutz and the Dean of Students Annette Miller are also committed to making diversity a positive and integral aspect of the Solebury School community and are available for help and for discussion about Diversity Topics.

"Solebury has a world of diversity. Since attending Solebury I have also found a place where I can be myself and not be afraid. Everyone at Solebury is willing to get to know you for who you are. I was able to come to Solebury and be a part of a family. I'm a part of activities such as peer leading, conversation partners with international students, and proctoring in the dorm, just to name a few. I couldn't find myself anywhere else but here at Solebury. It's my home away from home."

Aingyea Kellom