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Cultivating Connections

International Festival

This day-long celebration culminates months of research and collaboration about various countries. Students dress in traditional cultural attire, participate in a parade of nations, and enjoy an international feast!

Black Alumni Panel

Highlanders engage with a panel of alumni who have excelled in their careers or post-secondary education.

Chinese New Year

Middle School Chinese language learners and Highlanders in the community participate in the Chinese Spring Festival celebration, which includes a dragon parade and themed activities.

Diwali

Also called the “Festival of Lights,” Diwali is India's biggest and most important holiday of the year. Highlanders celebrate through music, traditional dance, food, and craft.

Unity Day

This annual day of camaraderie and culture celebrates what makes us unique and the bonds that unite us.

MLK, Jr. Guest Speakers Series

This annual event preceding Martin Luther King, Jr. Day features guest speakers to address students and employees with a message about servant leadership.

Tochi Onyia

Whether it be providing club time, allowing community leaders to present about mental health, or inviting students to participate in the Student Diversity Leadership Conference, Lake Highland has become more focused on allowing students to have meaningful conversations about who they are, and I’ve been able to learn a lot from amazing people. I’ve become more concentrated on considering all issues from multiple perspectives, and a large part of that is thanks to Lake Highland’s inclusion efforts.

Tochi Onyia '24

Garrett Duncan

Thanks to the dedication and effort Lake Highland has placed around diversity, equity, and inclusion, I have always felt accepted and included on campus. From learning about respecting all identities during Unity Day to responsiveness toward DEI issues, I have always felt like DEI is taken seriously here.

Garrett Duncan '23

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The DEI initiative is one of the top reasons we chose LHP for our daughter. It means the world to us that her education will help her become a compassionate leader, who understands our community is stronger when founded on these principles.

Courtney Abrahams '08
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DEI gives my child an opportunity to celebrate and learn about herself and her culture, meet other students like her, celebrate her individuality, feed positivity, and provide much-needed mentorship in her formative years. I appreciate Lake Highland's DEI initiatives and what they provide our students, their families, and those who wish to learn and participate.

Parent

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I have gained the skills to make the world a brighter place for others through DEI. I feel inspired to continue this work into college and beyond.

Maggie Palmer '22

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The DEI work at Lake Highland has been inspiring because I feel like so many groups on campus were celebrated for their history and culture that had not gotten the spotlight before. It is amazing to see the campus become an even more accepting and welcoming environment every day because of the DEI initiatives.

Varun Madan '22

LHP students and singing and dancing on a stage
Upper School Spanish teacher and others playing instruments and singing
A parent and two young children during Diwali celebration

Highlanders participate in cultural experiences all year, including celebrations for Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, and Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month.