Embracing our differences
Apple Montessori Schools is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our team is the most valuable asset we have and the collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of our culture, our reputation and our company’s achievement as a whole.
We embrace and encourage all individuals’ – including employees, parents and students -differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.
Apple Montessori Schools’ diversity initiatives are applicable – but not limited to – our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; transfers; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment and student body built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:
- Respectful communication and cooperation between employees, parents and students.
- Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee
- Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.
- Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding
and respect for the diversity.
Team members of Apple Montessori Schools are responsible for treating all individuals with dignity and respect at all times and to respect inclusion during work, at work functions, and at all other company-sponsored and participative events. Annual diversity awareness training is offered in support of this important initiative.