Mission, Purposes & Objectives

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & 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.

In 2017, Mr. Alex Zequeira, Headmaster, and the Board of Trustees, 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? The Taskforce subcommittees considered and reflected upon this question, as well as many others, as they sought 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.

We invite you to view the results from our Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce Committee Report.

Contact & Updates

In order to share the good work being done, the Taskforce will post periodic updates for the community.

Please feel free to send any comments or questions to Mrs. Pam LaBove, Director of the Saint John's Fund and co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce, at plabove@stjohnshigh.org.