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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)

Woodlynde School is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion in order that its students and colleagues achieve their full potential.

We believe that everyone's unique life experience and background adds valuable perspective to our community and that our community is stronger because of the differences represented by our students, colleagues, and families. We embrace community members of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, gender identities and expressions, physical and learning abilities, languages, national origins, political affiliations, sexual orientations, and socio-economic statuses.

Woodlynde School is a safe space with a zero-tolerance policy toward identity-based harassment of any kind. In addition to adopting non-discrimination best practices, Woodlynde School seeks to proactively include community members of all backgrounds through its curriculum, colleague development, hiring practices, admissions, and event programming.*
Interested in expanding your horizons? Below, you will find some books that we recommend everyone read including our colleagues to become better allies, anti-racists, and supporters of social justice. 




Juneteeth Information

June 19, otherwise known as Juneteenth marks the end of enslavement in the U.S. and dating back to 1865 at the end of the Civil War. Woodlynde School is committed to expanding our knowledge and understanding of black history. Below you’ll find some links to more information about Juneteeth.



DEI Co-Chairs

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Brian Richardson

    Brian Richardson 

    K-8 Music Teacher; Co-Chair of Diversity Committee
    610-293-6644
  • Photo of Kaitlin Zinkewich

    Kaitlin Zinkewich 

    Middle School Learning Specialist / Co-Chair of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusivity Committee
    610-293-6740
*Woodlynde School is by no means claiming to be an expert in diversity, equity, and inclusion. This page serves as a declaration of our intention to learn and grow every day in order to become better allies, anti-racists, and supporters of social justice.
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.