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 an authentic and effective relationships across differences, is crucial to being a responsible and compassionate world citizen.
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, 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.