Reflective of the town in which it resides, MKA is a sophisticated and diverse community. We welcome and celebrate this diversity and seek to ensure that every student feels safe, appreciated, and of value. Students come from varied social, economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds, as well as from various international communities. We strive to graduate students who take pride in their own backgrounds and who are well-equipped to be successful in a fast-changing, multi-cultural world. Our curriculum exposes students to diverse opinions and experiences so that every student is challenged to “recognize complexity and value empathy” (MKA’s Mission Statement).
MKA takes a rigorous approach to the education of the whole child. Our Ethics Program, school curriculum, advisor program, and Service Learning program work together to promote a civilized community bound by ties of respect and understanding. Diversity Coordinators at each campus lead MKA in faculty training, community outreach, and student activities that provide opportunities for diversity education. Those Tri-Campus Diversity Coordinators, together with Upper School Student Diversity Leaders, regularly contribute to "Perspectives @ MKA," an on-going Diversity blog.
We cherish persons in their individuality. We believe that in the richness of our differences there is strength and opportunity. We know that by recognizing differences, we are bound to have a richer, more joyful, and stimulating school. We value the contributions of each individual. In spirit and activity, policy and program, each person bears the responsibility to work towards a harmonious environment where individual strength of character develops. At the same time, we celebrate the common humanity and heritage that unite us. --Excerpted from Our Common Purpose