Diversity and Inclusion at Saint John’s High School
Called by our faith and inspired by our mission, Saint John’s High School believes that each individual – student, faculty, staff, parent, guardian, board member, alumnus - is created uniquely in the image and likeness of God. Deeply rooted in our tradition as a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School, we are committed to “respect and appreciation for individual differences” and “the idea of the interdependence of individual members” of our community (Saint John’s Mission Statement). We believe that by celebrating our individual gifts and differences, we are embracing and reflecting the motto of the Xaverian Brothers, “In harmony small things grow.” It is within this light that we have assembled a Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce at Saint John’s High School.
Mr. Alex Zequeira, Headmaster, and the Board of Trustees, have charged the Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce, comprised voluntarily of approximately fifty students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and other community members, to reflect on the following question: How does our mission-related value of respect and appreciation for individual differences manifest itself at Saint John’s? Over the next five months, Taskforce subcommittees will consider and reflect upon this question, as well as many others, as they seek to generate a detailed list of initiatives and action items to ensure that each and every member of the Saint John’s community knows they are loved and valued.