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The Bishop’s School

Private K-12 School

Mailing Address
7607 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, California 92037
(858) 375-9431
Email address
School Information
"Founded in 1909 as a girls' boarding school affiliated with the Episcopal Church, the School’s original focus was to prepare young women for education at “the best Eastern colleges.” As a coeducational independent day school, Bishop’s continues to provide students a comprehensive education that inspires passion and curiosity" (Source: The student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1. Bishop's has 800 students and 201 students.
General Information
Bishop's incorporates diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts into all of its curriculum on both middle school and high school levels. Bishop's offers several courses exploring these topics. Bishop's also made a few posts on social media responding to the death of George Floyd. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Bishop's states that "DEIJ is woven into the fabric of our middle school. Age-appropriate programming occurs during advisory and well-being blocks including chapel throughout the year. The heart of DEIJ work is to create space for dialogue and shared learning throughout each grade level so our students gain a sense of belonging."
  • For high school, Bishop's states that "DEIJ programming occurs during advisory, throughout the academic curriculum, in the well-being block and chapel." To accomplish this, Bishop's offers conferences, community events, and movies.
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • Bishop's states that "Bishop's faculty and staff participate in professional growth opportunities on and off campus that deepen their understanding of equity, inclusion, justice, social-emotional learning and the cultural experiences of our students and colleagues."
  • In a job listing for a Middle School History Teacher position on the National Association of Independent Schools' website, the school said that candidates must have "Demonstrated commitment and competency in diversity, equity, and inclusion."
Symbolic Actions
  • On June 19, 2020, Bishop's released a statement on Facebook saying, "To the people who have suffered under 400 years of systematic oppression, I see you and I understand that I will never be able to understand your pain and your experiences, but I stand with you. The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others have left us all broken. It has exposed our country's long-bandage wounds. But we have witnessed in these past weeks that our collective hearts, when put to positive action, can start the wheels of change. Real change begins with us, the graduating class of 2020." This post was also featured on its Facebook account.
  • On June 1, 2020, Bishop's stated on Facebook, "We have to talk about race." This post was also featured on its Facebook account.
  • On June 2, 2020, Bishop's participated in Blackout Tuesday on Instagram by stating, "We stand in solidarity and honor the value of Black lives. We hear you, we see you, and we support you."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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