Research has shown that affinity groups are key to supporting our young people to reach their full potential. For groups of students (or parents) that may differ in religion, race, ethnicity or otherwise from the majority of the population of the school, affinity groups achieve this through positive affirmation of identity and by building capacity for learning how to build relationships across difference.
Furthermore, affinity groups are consistent with the mission of the school to “prepare students for a complex and interdependent world” and with the Board Approved Diversity Statement of the School:
"Ravenscroft believes that a diverse and inclusive community is an essential element of a rich and educational experience. We are committed to cultivating an environment in which all persons feel embraced and valued. Ravenscroft seeks to nurture respect for diversity in all its forms, through its policies, curriculum and programs.”