Our community at Spence is united by a commitment to helping young girls become young adult scholars through a vibrant K-12 program. In the Lower School, Spence girls begin their learning exploring their worlds through the anti-bias framework of identity, diversity, justice, and action. We encourage children to choose curiosity over judgment as they think about themselves and others. In Middle School, the work is centered on proactive positive identity development and community stewardship skills. Students examine differences among their individual experiences and explore those alongside social group histories. They practice standing up for what they believe is right, and they learn to support each other by asking good questions. In Upper School, students ask, What matters to me, what matters for us? They begin to find purpose and develop language to face the complex challenges and opportunities of justice. Their passions lead them beyond the school walls, and many take active roles in their communities.