Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day

We are so proud of our Pre-K through 8th Grade students who were able to participate in Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day on November 17, 2021, honoring the civil rights movement and civil rights icon Ruby Bridges.
Students met at Central Park to walk to school, accompanied by faculty and staff.
“It is a powerful experience for students to learn about Ruby Bridges,” says Cheryl Adenekan, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “Ruby taught us to not follow the path, but to begin the trail. This event provides students with an embodied experience of both honoring Ruby’s courage and beginning their own trails to create positive change in the world.”
“We are committed to walking the walk, and not just talking the talk,” explains Head of School Ralph Wales. “Providing students with the opportunity to participate in events like Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day helps to create a sensory experience for children to develop awareness, compassion, and to be of service for the greater good.”

Experiences like these bring us together as a community to develop awareness, compassion, and, in Ruby’s words, the courage to not “follow the path” and “go where there is no path and begin a trail.”

Episcopal Day's Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day was featured in the San Mateo Daily Journal. Watch this short video that captures Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day at Episcopal Day School of St. Matthew.


Episcopal Day School of St. Matthew

16 Baldwin Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401

The Episcopal Church of Saint Matthew

1 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401

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