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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.

Defining Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at CHC

We value diversity, by working towards a community where different backgrounds are represented.

We value inclusion, by building a community where different backgrounds are welcomed.

We value belonging, by creating a community where different backgrounds are supported. 



Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Action

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging By the Numbers


Clubs Supporting Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging


Percentage of Student Body Identifying as Students of Color


Percentage of Faculty and Staff Receiving DIB Training

Incorporating Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging


High school student talking to councelor.

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  Harold Lans

Dr. Elsie Harold Lans

Director of Diversity and Inclusion


  • Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
  • National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
  • Educational Advisory Board (EAB)
  • Virginia Diversity Network (VDN)