Community

PE on rooftop

Windows and Mirrors at SF Day

At SF Day, we often use the phrase "windows and mirrors" as a metaphor to help students understand one aspect of creating a truly welcoming school. Children and adults should see their identity reflected in their school community (mirrors), to know that people “like me” are full citizens at school. Equally important is that community members be challenged to look outside themselves (windows) to understand, respect, and appreciate the cultures and identities of others. Providing "windows and mirrors," thoughtful curriculum, and opportunities for discussion help us continue learning within a diverse and inclusive community.