Provided by Tisa Moore
Springmont, a pre-k to 8th grade school, celebrated the cultures of the world and school diversity, last Saturday, during its annual International Night.
Through music and dance, students various cultures, and after performances, audience members sampled dishes from around the world, prepared by Springmont families. These dishes represented a country or culture of their choice.
“International Night is one of the most exciting events we do because the entire school participates and by doing so, it is a reflection of who we are culturally,” said Jerri King, Springmont Head of School, in a statement. “...Diversity of culture and thought is embraced and woven into the fabric of our school community, thereby making our students ready to take on everything the world offers.”
Springmont’s student body has a 40 percent diversity rate, and students come from countries on all continents with the exception of Antarctica. There are more than a dozen languages spoken and all major world religions are represented on campus. The faculty is equally diverse and hails from a variety of places such as Turkey, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Columbia, Venezuela and Spain and speaks those native languages.