Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity

St. Mary’s Academy Statement on Diversity

As an independent school in the Catholic tradition, and committed to the Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice, and respect, St. Mary’s Academy is committed to diversity in its many forms. Diversity includes the human facets of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, learning style, and marital, parental or economic status.

St. Mary’s Academy affirms the inherent dignity and value of each individual. Our school embraces the distinct identity of each person and helps students to appreciate their own identities and those of others. St. Mary’s Academy actively seeks families, faculty, and staff who bring a range of experience to the school.

We believe diversity increases the ability to formulate and nurture ideas and relationships resulting in a school community where all opinions and views are respected.

St. Mary’s Academy provides a scholarly learning environment for an educational experience that prepares students to participate in an increasing complex global society.

We believe that in a multicultural society, developing competency--the will and ability to create authentic and effective relationships across differences--is crucial to being a responsible and compassionate world citizen.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity, we have been fortunate to have partnered with Dr. Maria Salazar to deepen and expand our work across the academy. Dr. Salazar's work at the University of Denver focuses on transformative teacher preparation through empirical research on equitable and effective teaching.

Past Events:

February 1, 2020: Cherry Creek Diversity Conference
February 8, 2020:Third Annual Diversity Hiring Fair hosted by St. Anne's Episcopal.  
April 3, 2020: Full-day workshop with Joel Baum from Gender Spectrum.  The mission of Gender Spectrum is to create a gender inclusive world for all children and youth. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

St. Mary's Academy is a Catholic independent school, co-ed through grade eight and an all-girls high school.  St. Mary's Academy admits students of any race, creed, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, disability, national and ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Any person with a concern or allegation of discrimination or harassment shall report to St. Mary’s Academy Compliance Coordinator.  St. Mary’s Academy maintains procedures for the investigation of complaints of discrimination or harassment.  St. Mary's Academy prohibits retaliation against any individual who brings forward a good-faith concern of discrimination or harassment or against those who participate in a process related to maintaining an environment free of discrimination and harassment.
Compliance Coordinator
Arthur Keown, Chief Financial Officer
(303) 762-8300 x242