Citizen, Scholar, Steward
STATEMENT OF INCLUSION: At Kentucky Country Day School, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our school’s mission. We embrace diversity of all kinds including but not limited to race, gender identity and expression, family structure, ethnicity, learning style, faith, sexual orientation, and economic background. In an ever-changing world, we are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive community where all people are treated with respect and dignity. Kentucky Country Day School is a place where all perspectives and experiences are valued both inside and outside the classroom, and where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

KCD's Action Steps

In order to ensure that KCD is a safe, welcoming, and inclusive place,

  • We will continue conversations with alumni about their experiences and suggestions for improvement (under way currently)
  • We will increase professional development for faculty (under way currently)
  • We will engage in conversations with faculty who are suggesting improvements (scheduled next week)
  • We will expand the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Director’s role (new: fall 2020)
  • We will create and maintain an online DEI resources hub for faculty (new: summer 2020)
  • We will continue to actively recruit and retain a diverse faculty by engaging with experts such as Nemnet.
  • We will continue affinity groups organized in partnership with the Parent Association (new: spring 2020)
  • We will use the Statement of Inclusion crafted by faculty, parents, and trustees as a guidepost for our work at KCD (new: fall 2019)
  • We will continue hosting the Cultural Fair and Gift Bazaar (new: fall 2019) 
  • We will research and implement a more diverse and inclusive curriculum: reading lists and authors that portray diverse experiences positively (ongoing)
  • We will continue and expand student workshops exploring the power of words and actions (ongoing)
  • We will continue working with our DEI Director to ensure that discipline is handled fairly and without bias (ongoing)

Enrollment by Race

  • African American: 7%
  • Asian: 14%
  • Latinx/Hispanic: 3%
  • Multiracial: 3%
  • Middle Eastern: 3%
  • Caucasian: 67%
  • International: 3%

Diversity Office

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of James Racine

    James Racine 

    Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    502-423-0440 x683

The Scope of Diversity

The Big Eight:

  1. Age
  2. Ability
  3. Ethnicity
  4. Gender
  5. Race
  6. Religion/Spirituality
  7. Sexual Orientation
  8. Socioeconomic status/class
4100 Springdale Road • Louisville, KY 40241 • (502) 423-0440 • Fax (502) 423-0445
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.