The Cooper School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to its students. The Cooper School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and athletic and other school-administered programs.



​The Cooper School believes that a healthy learning environment reflects the composition of the local community and the complex world around it. We believe that our understanding of ourselves and others benefits from collaboration among people of a variety of experiences and backgrounds. We want our students to be responsible citizens with the sensitivity, skills and sense of justice required for living in an increasingly dynamic and diverse society. Therefore, The Cooper School is committed to creating an inclusive and uplifting community that welcomes members of differing ability, age, class, ethnicity, nationality, gender, race, and religion.

We believe that all children and adults at The Cooper School should have an opportunity to thrive in a community that supports and affirms them. To this end, our current goals include continuing to increase the diversity in our student and staff population; creating a curriculum that reflects a variety of cultures; and fostering a sense of belonging among all families at The Cooper School.


Why I Teach… By: Kelly Porter

I grew up in a family of educators. Therefore even as a young child, I knew I would be an elementary school teacher. I dreamed of teaching in my own classroom one day. I wanted to foster a love of learning by creating a classroom where students would feel free to take risks and accept challenges. My dream became a reality and I began teaching in public schools. I taught with very talented and well-educated instructors….

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