Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging


Our mission is to provide every student with equitable access and opportunities, enabling them to achieve their highest potential. To fulfill this mission, Westport Public Schools commits to creating nurturing environments where each individual feels empowered to express their needs for success. Our educators are dedicated to continuous professional development, aiming to integrate students’ diverse cultures and experiences into our curriculum, thereby fostering a stronger sense of community and belonging. Furthermore, we pledge to deepen our practices that promote an inclusive understanding among students and staff, enriching our community through the appreciation of varied perspectives, ideas, and cultures. This encompasses a commitment to inclusivity across all dimensions of diversity.

Academic Excellence and Rigor

We believe that academic rigor is the cornerstone of a meaningful education. Our curriculum is designed to challenge and engage students, encouraging them to push the boundaries of their understanding and to cultivate a deep love for learning. Through innovative teaching methods and a supportive learning environment, we aim to develop critical thinkers, problem solvers, and passionate learners who are prepared for the complexities of the modern world.

Holistic Well-being

Understanding that education extends beyond the classroom, we place a strong emphasis on the holistic well-being of our students. This includes their physical, emotional, and social health. Through comprehensive wellness programs, counseling services, and extracurricular activities, we strive to create a supportive and nurturing atmosphere where students can thrive in all aspects of their lives.

Cultural Diversity

Westport Public Schools celebrates the rich tapestry of cultures that our students, staff, and community bring to our district. We are committed to promoting an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are valued and respected. Through our curriculum, school events, and community engagement initiatives, we seek to foster a deep understanding and appreciation for the varied cultures that enrich our community.

Artistic Appreciation

Artistic expression is a vital aspect of a well-rounded education. We encourage our students to explore their creative talents and to appreciate the arts in all their forms. Whether through visual arts, music, theater, or dance, our programs aim to cultivate an environment where artistic expression is celebrated and where students can discover and develop their unique artistic voices.

Integrity and Ethics

At the heart of our mission lies a commitment to integrity and ethics. We believe that these values are fundamental to the development of responsible, conscientious individuals. Through our curriculum and community involvement, we instill in our students the importance of honesty, responsibility, and ethical behavior, both in their personal lives and in their interactions with others.

Global Citizenship

In today’s interconnected world, it is more important than ever to prepare students to be responsible members of the global community. We are committed to equipping our students with the knowledge, skills, and empathy necessary to navigate and contribute positively to the world around them. This includes fostering an awareness of global issues, promoting languages and cultural studies, and encouraging students to engage in community service and global initiatives.


At Westport Public Schools, our dedication to fostering an environment of academic excellence, holistic well-being, cultural diversity, and artistic appreciation is unwavering. We are committed to nurturing each student’s potential to its fullest, ensuring they are equipped to thrive as lifelong learners and responsible global citizens. Together, we are building a foundation for a future where our students are prepared to contribute positively and meaningfully to our world.