Albert Lepage Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Hebron Academy’s vision for diversity includes issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, political belief, religious belief, and citizenship. At Hebron, we have always believed that the ideal learning community is one in which diverse voices are heard, valued, and nurtured. Today more than ever, we embrace the globally-connected nature of our world and all of the exciting opportunities it brings.

We are proud of our welcoming, multicultural community in which curious students from around the world unite and learn the cross-cultural skills that they will need to live ethical and successful lives. By learning in our diverse residential environment and expanding their cultural horizons, Hebron students are preparing to be the next generation of leaders who will creatively and empathetically work toward a more just and compassionate world.

How are diversity, equity, and inclusion supported?

  • Diverse course offerings expose students to multiple perspectives, experiences, and viewpoints. Courses include Race, Gender & Ethnicity, Music & Society, and Perspectives on Culture & Identity.
  • Representation in our curriculum from a variety of authors, historians, scientists, mathematicians, and artists.
  • Off-campus experiences provide opportunities for students to expand their worldview. Recent examples include theater events, historical visits to Boston, museums in Portland, and lectures at local colleges.
  • In-class guest speakers such as representatives from Homeless Voices for Justice and Equality Maine.
  • Active participation in the Round Square network of schools. This includes the Round Square student committee that implements school-wide service initiatives and cultural experiences. Students also have the opportunity to travel with the Round Square organization on service trips and to international conferences. Recent trips have been to Canada, Peru, and Morocco.
  • Service learning with non-profit organizations in the local community such as Trinity Jubilee Center, Good Shepard Food Bank, Community Concepts, and others.
  • A vibrant student-led GSTA group that facilitates activities to heighten awareness and sensitivity toward LGBTQ+ issues in the community. This often includes speakers, workshops, and special events.
  • A residential life curriculum provides the space and support for students to develop empathy and understanding. Students engage in activities and discussion to better understand others’ cultural perspectives.
  • Recent cultural and service learning trips to Puerto Rico, China, and areas of New England.
    • Deacon William Barrows Trustee Emeritus Albert Lepage, class of 1965

      Deacon William Barrows Trustee Emeritus Albert Lepage, class of 1965

In 2016, Albert Lepage committed $10 million to Hebron Academy to complete renovations to The Albert Lepage Center for the Arts and to establish the Albert Lepage Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

The Albert Lepage Center for Diversity and Inclusion has been established to ensure increased student, faculty and administrative diversity and access to opportunities at Hebron Academy. Hebron's Center for Diversity and Inclusion values diversity of thought, people and ideas, support for recruiting, hiring and mentoring of minority faculty and administrators, and provides financial aid to make the Hebron education affordable to a broad range of families, with the goal to sustain a racially, socio-economically, and culturally diverse student population at the Academy.

Albert Lepage '65 joined the family baking company shortly after graduating from Tulane University. He became president in 1978 and chairman in 1983. In 2012, Lepage Bakeries merged with Flowers Foods and Lepage became co-chairman. He served until his retirement in 2014 as chairman of Quality Bakers of America Co-operative, the national licensor of Sunbeam Bread, and as treasurer of the American Bakers Association, the baking industry's leading national organization.
HEBRON ACADEMY | 339 Paris RD P.O.Box 309 Hebron, ME 04238 207-966-2100
Hebron Academy is a small, private, co-ed college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades six through postgraduate located in Hebron Maine. Students from across the United States and around the world are challenged and inspired to reach their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit through small classes, knowledgeable and caring teachers who provide individual attention, and a friendly, respectful, family atmosphere.