Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)
Oxbridge Academy’s mission is to prepare students to meet the world boldly with initiative and kindness. It is the school’s belief that a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) makes this mission attainable. A strong commitment to DEI allows all community members to feel valued and contributive— conditions that research and evidence-based practices identify as necessary for all students to reach their full potential.
Ten years ago, William I. Koch founded Oxbridge Academy with the belief that a life-defining educational experience not only benefits young people and their families, it also presents an extraordinary opportunity to advance our communities—on a local and global scale.
Over the last decade, Oxbridge has strived to remain true to Mr. Koch’s vision. Our student body reflects the diversity of Palm Beach County, South Florida, and the country at large. For the 2020-2021 school year, 31 percent of the student body self-identify as a people of color. Additionally, Mr. Koch’s establishment and continued support of Oxbridge’s groundbreaking need-based financial aid program is a testament to the school’s commitment to DEI. Annually, Oxbridge awards $5 million in financial aid. This year, 40 percent of the student body is receiving financial aid.
While it is the school’s belief that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is achieved through the collective action of all community members, Oxbridge Academy has demonstrated a structural commitment to DEI through the establishment of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Coordinator as well as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee comprised of staff and faculty.