STATEMENT OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Chesapeake Bay Academy creates and fosters a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive and accepting environment for all those who engage in and with our community. We are committed to aligning our policies, programs, processes, and people with our core values of education and inclusion, integrity and respect. We actively stand against discrimination based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, and physical or cognitive differences. It is our intent that every individual who engages with CBA feels accepted, represented, and empowered to share their beliefs and opinions.
The CBA Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) meets monthly after school and is open to all Upper School Students. Our GSA is a safe space where all students can find community together and socialize while helping to create a more inclusive, accepting community.
Research indicates that students at schools with a GSA are less likely to feel unsafe because of their sexual orientation or gender expression and missed less school than their peers who attended schools without a GSA. LGBTQ students with a GSA at their school also reported less anti-LGBTQ discrimination.