Citizen, Scholar, Steward

Why is diversity important?

  • Numerous studies have demonstrated that the diversity of a school directly contributes to the quality of its students’ education.
  • Exposed to a variety of perspectives, students learn to think critically, to challenge their assumptions, and to explore alternative approaches and solutions to real world problems. We know as well that children grow best when they feel wholly safe and wholly welcome. Students bring their personal backgrounds and histories to the classroom and their classmates and their teachers are richer for that gift.
  • The diversity of our community is matched by our emphasis on multicultural education and our ongoing focus on the lived experience of our students and teachers inside and outside the walls of the school. The awareness that we live in a global community, and that contributions to our society have come from every corner of the globe and every strata of society, is woven into the KCD curriculum. At KCD, we prepare our students to live in the world.
KCD's 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.

Affinity Groups

An affinity group is a group of people who share a similar identity. Although members of the group may have a common identity, it does not mean that everyone in the group has had the same experiences. The group is a place for reflection, dialogue, and support; it ultimately strengthens ties within the community. Facilitating positive identity exploration is central to creating an inclusive and thriving community.

We have affinity groups at KCD because we want to create open spaces where members of our community can explore ideas about identity, share resources, mentor each other, learn, and grow. Affinity groups are one way that we can support one another and are active in the middle and upper schools.

Parent Affinity groups support the notion of an inclusive community by providing the space for diverse groups to self-identify, unite openly, and engage intelligently. Learn more about our parent affinity groups by emailing our Parent Association Diversity Chair.

Student affinity groups may vary from year to year, but typically include organizations such as BSU (Black Student Union), DLC (Diversity Leadership Club), Desi Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Girl Up, GSA (Gender/Sexuality Alliance), Hispanic Club, Interfaith Club, NAC (Native American Club), Kindness Club, Ghana Club, Women In Business, and MSA (Muslim Student Association).

Enrollment by Race

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

Diversity Office Team

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of James Racine

    James Racine 

    Orchestra Director, Diversity Coordinator
    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
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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.