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Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Cape Henry Collegiate is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. As a school, we recognize that our student and adult diversity makes us stronger. Whether based upon race, age, ethnicity, gender, religion, income, ability, or sexual orientation, we welcome the interaction of different people who can share their experiences and outlooks with one another. We promise our students, faculty, parents and all constituents that each student is valued and expected to accomplish great things.

Our commitment is for individuals from all backgrounds to find Cape Henry a place that is safe and committed to their well being. Our core value of community leads us to be inclusive in how we interact with one another and it holds each of us accountable for treating one another with mutual respect.

Featured Experiences

Holi Festival

Our annual celebration of the Holi Festival is held each spring and focuses on the theme of unity. It teaches our students to embrace culture and traditions from around the world. In 2019, special thanks to student, Anshi Bhatt for leading our Upper School assembly and to Mrs. Lauri Desai and some of her Lower and Middle School students for their demonstration as well. The highlight for many is the culminating celebration of color. It symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. On the day of Holi, students and faculty celebrate with their friends and show love and respect.

Civil Rights Experience

A group of Cape Henry Collegiate students and faculty embarked on a historic journey — or, rather, a journey through history. Together, they traveled over 1,500 miles (and across several decades) to explore landmarks that played an integral role in the United States’ Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s.

Over the five-day program, our students engaged with history through the stories of those who were there, the artifacts that were left behind, and the work of artists who molded these events into tangible reflections on our national history.


Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Community

Through various initiatives and goal-oriented programming, Cape Henry seeks to create a more diverse and inclusive environment for members of the CHC family.


Dr. Elsie L. Harold Lans
  • Diversity and Inclusion
Brian Walker

Cape Henry Collegiate is pleased to announce that Dr. Elsie L. Harold Lans has accepted the Director of Diversity and Inclusion position and will start on July 1. The School started a national search for the position in the late fall. After meeting with students, faculty, staff, members of the Board of Trustees, and the administrative team, Dr. Harold Lans was selected as the individual to lead our continued work on diversity and inclusion.

Read More about Introducing the New Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Elsie L. Harold Lans