Our Wonderful World of Diversity

Did you know that Lake Seneca ranks among the most racially diverse elementary schools in Montgomery County? Just look at our student statistics for the 2018-2019 school year:

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Diversity like this benefits all students.

  • Children in diverse classrooms engage in more meaningful conversations with their peers and more thorough analysis of contemporary and historical events.
  • Learning in a racially diverse environment helps prepare students for a rapidly changing workforce, where the ability to communicate and collaborate comfortably with people of different cultures and backgrounds is increasingly essential.
  • Most importantly, a diverse school like Lake Seneca teaches students how to engage in civic discourse and helps prepare them for the responsibilities of citizenship.

To learn how the MCPS Equity Unit is building capacity of MCPS staff to close the racial achievement gap and eliminate racial predictability in student achievement, check out their newsletter, Equity Matters!

The celebration of Montgomery County’s diversity doesn’t end with the school day. The annual World of Montgomery Festival will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2018, on the Rockville campus of Montgomery College. This free, family-friendly event will include hands-on activities, music and dance performances, and a parade. This year the festival will highlight the cultures of China, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, and Korea. For more information, visit worldofmontgomery.com.

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