Middle school students working on a class project

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Student Organizations

Mental Health Resources for the BIPOC Community

Live Another Day
Live Another Day believes in equal access to life-saving mental health and substance use resources. This website provides extensive information onthe best resources available.

Detox Local
An excellent resource that features abundant information including mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.

You Belong Here

Since it first opened its doors in 1877, Thayer Academy has fostered a co-educational environment that affords equal access to students from a broad range of socio-economic circumstances, so they may pursue and develop their talents, interests, and passions.

Thayer Academy remains committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and inspiring environment for every student in our community. We value the commonalities that unite us and celebrate the diversity which makes this community stronger and more vibrant -- a diversity that embraces, but is not limited to: race, religion, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, learning style, physical ability, family makeup, and socioeconomic status.

Thayer Academy’s Strategic Plan for Racial Equity and Justice

The plan seeks to address issues of racial inequity and identify specific action items for change while guiding Thayer to become an antiracist community.


Matthew Ghiden

Matthew Ghiden

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller

Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging | OMEGA
Board of Trustees Oct 2022

The Academy's Board of Trustees includes 17 members; 5 are women and 3 are persons of color.

Destiny Palmer

Destiny Palmer

Middle School Arts Faculty | Middle School Diversity Coordinator
Middle School
John Crampton

John Crampton

Upper School Performing Arts Faculty | Upper School Diversity Coordinator
Kiley Horne

Kiley Horne

Upper School Science Faculty | Upper School Diversity Coordinator, Assistant Coach - Varsity Girls Soccer
Upper School

DEIB Highlights