Burgundy became the first integrated school in Virginia in 1950. The founding parents sought an integrated educational environment that would prepare students to become productive contributors and leaders in a multicultural world.
Today, Burgundy remains committed to being inclusive and supportive of diversity of all kinds. The Board of Trustees' Diversity Committee revised the school's diversity plan in 2007, and the entire school community, led by the administration, parents, and faculty Diversity and Peace Committee, is charged with its implementation. The school philosophy emphasizes the power of collaboration and a respect for differences in background, experience, and opinion.
To listen to an audio history about the 1950s integration of Burgundy, click here.
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