Classroom Diversity

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Why diversity is so important

Family Star’s diversity is “program-wide” – a microcosm of the world.   Students of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds interact with each other to ensure proper human development.

There are many dimensions of diversity at Family Star.

Family Star’s Ethnicity Distribution:

  • 49% Latino
  • 30% Caucasian
  • 10% African American
  • 7% Bi-racial
  • 2% Asian
  • 1% Native American
  • 1% other

Language:

•  30% of our families speak Spanish as their primary language

 

Economic:

•  65-75% of our children come from families living in poverty
•  25-35% of our children come from families who can afford to pay full tuition

 

Abilities:

•  12-14% of our children have documented disabilities

 

Dual Language Learning

Students at Family Star have the added benefit of dual language learning.  Most of our teachers are not only bilingual, but can teach both English and Spanish.

For more details:

Dual Language Learning