The Episcopal School in North Philadelphia

Our Commitment to Anti-Racism Education

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. – 2 Corinthians 5:17-18

Racial Equity Team Leads Reflection and Change

At St. James School, we know that racism is not a problem of the past, that it stubbornly persists today. Our work calls us to actively seek, challenge, and evaluate racial equity and inclusivity in our policies and practices – from the books in our curriculum to our hiring practices.

St. James School is committed to 

partnering with others to dismantle systemic racism and to build an antiracist multicultural diversity within our school community and beyond.

St. James School partners with

students and families of color and we have a responsibility to be accountable and responsive to the destructive and long-term effects of racism.

St. James School is committed to

ongoing education on all levels of leadership that focuses on the systemic analysis of racism on the cultural, individual, and institutional level.

St. James School seeks to be

accountable in its work to those who share a common analysis of racism, and especially to communities of color.

St. James School understands

its antiracism work must be linked with national and global movements for racial justice and social equality.

St. James School recognizes

that resistance to racism also requires resistance to all other forms of social inequality and oppression.

St. James School believes

that we have to get serious about educating young minds about what racism is, how it manifests and from where it comes. St. James School has a responsibility to teach our white partners in mission about white privilege, how they came to inherit it and how it persists. Through teaching a more complete and non-biased history, St. James School can arm students with the tools and knowledge to better engage complex issues like systemic racism and privilege and to hopefully solve them rather than contributing to them.


Racial Equity Team

Paul Barrett

Director of The Welcome Table

Keriann DeLine

Teacher, Alliance for Catholic Education

The Rev. Andrew Kellner

Chaplain, Religious Studies Teacher

Levi Lee

Director of Student & Family Services

Claire Mao

Database and Communications Coordinator

David McDonough

Assistant Head of School / Principal

Javvieaus Stewart

Director of Choral Music & Music Education