Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Kingswood Oxford

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

A Deep & Ongoing Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

Kingswood Oxford School is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment where each member of our community feels an authentic sense of belonging. Since this work does not belong to one person, one division, or one department, the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEIB) team supports students, families, and faculty in this ongoing work. We work collectively to ensure that every member of our community is valued, respected, and included for being their authentic self. 


KO’s DEIB work is about embracing everyone. We strive to cultivate a community that welcomes and encourages diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Our commitment to work toward an environment where everyone belongs requires us all to further our understanding of diversity, including why our differences matter, and how they enrich our community.




Bring your authentic self to KO.

Everyone is welcome here.



DEIB Team Members

Michelle Caswell

Upper School English Teacher



Tylon Smith

Middle School Math Teacher

Matthew Wiggin

Middle School Drama Teacher

Felicia Velez

Student Services

Caitlin Moriarty

Upper School English Teacher

Office Hours

Monday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tuesday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wednesday 11:50 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. and after school

Thursday 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Friday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.



“KO is a very tight-knit school. You’re going to know everyone by face if not by name. It’s very judgment free. We celebrate the differences in us, and that’s what brings us together because no person is an exact copy and paste of one another. We want you to grow in your strengths and work on your weaknesses in a productive way.”

— Charlotte, senior

Teaching Resources

Our commitment to working toward an environment that values diversity requires everyone – including faculty and staff – to further their understanding of diversity, including why differences matter and how they improve and enrich the School. Through our commitment, Kingswood Oxford seeks to maintain a workplace and educational environment in which everyone can reach his or her full potential and continuously improve his or her contribution to Kingswood Oxford and the community. The faculty employs the most current practices in the DEIB field, so our work is relevant and personalized.

Faculty Education

Student Education

  • The Wyvern Wellness curriculum has several classes devoted to equity issues, ranging from learning differences to gender stereotypes to race and racism. Members of the DEIB team visit throughout the year.
  • Upper School students attend the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Never is Now Summit in New York City to hear from anti-bias advocates and to attend workshops.
  • Upper School students on the Leadership Council arrange for speakers at assemblies, including Rabbi Lazowski, a Holocaust survivor who shared his powerful and moving experience.
  • Middle School students explore a variety of equity topics in workshops. One workshop focuses on social identifiers.  Another equity activity is based on a Middle School reading of My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Symposium author Ibi Zoboi. To commemorate Pride Month, students examine LGBTQIA+ identities.

Affinity Groups and Clubs

Black Student Union

Chinese Culture Club

Gender Sexuality Alliance

Girls of Color

Middle School Affinity Groups

Orange is the New Grey

Power of Women

Students of Color



KO and a Cup of Joe – Thursday Mornings throughout the Summer

Join us for a brief information session to learn about the academic and co-curricular offerings at Kingswood Oxford School during the summer: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, and 8 at 8:30 a.m. in Roberts Building’s lower lobby. For more information, contact our Admissions Office at (860) 727-5000. What a Difference a Day Makes!