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The Little School Community and Immigration

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

As the country grapples with the implications of the recently signed executive order regarding immigration, I find myself thinking about our faculty/staff and families that have children at The Little School that are green card holders or are in the US on work visas. It is particularly powerful for me personally as the son of an immigrant mother who came to the U.S. as a child fleeing Nazi Germany in the 1930’s. It is important to state that as a school we are committed to building a community connected by its diversity. Children are served best in learning environments rich with difference – difference of opinion, experience, family structure, sexual orientation, religion, culture, country, language, ethnicity and economic status. If there are ways the school can support our non-US citizen families, please don’t hesitate to ask. In the meantime, our mission statement includes the phrase “to foster community minded, compassionate and intrinsically motivated students.” Our commitment to education opens our doors in a wide welcome. Peter