Thayer Academy's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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.

Student Organizations

Project RISE

Thayer history teacher, alum, and parent Rob Dixon ‘79, P ‘03 ‘16 started Project RISE in 1993 to provide the same opportunities he had been given when he arrived at Thayer as a student from Dorchester.

Annual Activities for Students & Families

  • Diversity Day Celebrations at both the Middle and Upper Schools
  • Middle School Diversity Day Bring 'n' Share
  • Upper School OMEGA Family Potluck Dinners
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service & Breakfast
  • International Student Welcome
  • Lunar New Year Celebration
  • Learning-Through-Travel trips to other countries/cultures
  • NAIS Students of Color & Diversity Conferences, including the Student Diversity Leadership Conference