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Coming Together

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The Kinkaid School is a place where all voices of our community are actively encouraged to share their perspectives and experiences.

DEI Council

The Council works with the Board and administration to support and hold our community accountable to collectively strengthen and purposefully advance Kinkaid’s mission.

Commitments & Initatives

Kinkaid has renewed its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion among our students, families, alumni, faculty and staff. Kinkaid embraces and values every member of its community.

Events & Resources

Kinkaid is committed to providing events and resources for adults and students regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Sharing and Supporting Community at Kinkaid: 

November 2021:

Students recently talk about their Diwali traditions on the KLS TV school broadcast

October 2021:

Viva La Raza Club, a Kinkaid Upper School student club, helped to display an ofrenda in celebration and honor of Día de los Muertos in the Student Life building.

Dia De Muertos Offrenda photo


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment
Adopted by The Kinkaid School Board of Trustees 
March 30, 2021

A community grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusion is essential for The Kinkaid School to fulfill its mission and truly embody its core values of honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness. A diverse community enhances our intellectual curiosity, inspires creativity, and cultivates empathy, all of which are essential to developing critical thinkers and leaders.

Important differences at Kinkaid include culture, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, family composition, neighborhoods, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and talent. Recognizing, supporting, and honoring the unique contributions of our diverse community creates a stronger Kinkaid for all.

Members of the Kinkaid community will foster a school environment where respect is paramount and every member is valued, safe, and included. This responsibility extends throughout the entire community, including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, school leadership, board of trustees, parents, guardians, families, grandparents, caretakers, and alumni. 

Through institutional decisions and policies, Kinkaid is committed to creating and enhancing programs that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion as foundational aspects of our school community, including academics, arts, athletics, student life, admissions, community engagement, and employment practices. Community members will challenge bias and stereotypes, embrace differences, stimulate collaboration and teamwork, and honor viewpoints that are presented in a civil and respectful manner.

In concert with our mission and core values, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion will equip students with the skills to serve, lead and become contributing citizens to the communities of Kinkaid, Houston, our country, and the world.

Ms. Mujidat Shotonwa
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


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The Kinkaid School strives to be an inclusive community, steadfastly dedicated to the pursuit of educational excellence, living and learning with honesty, respect, responsibility and kindness.