As a Lasallian Catholic institution, St. John’s College High School is committed to preparing students to actively participate in building a more just society by deconstructing systems of injustice, including, but not limited to: racism, sexism, and discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation. To that end, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is rooted in the Lasallian tradition of meeting each student where they are and affirming them in their God-given dignity. We strive to build and nurture a culture of inclusivity and concern for all members of our community. Our Lasallian core principles help to put our faith into action daily.PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
St. John's will continue our work in restorative practices and culturally responsive teaching. Through our partnership with OneTilt
, we are also working to target the power of language, empathy, bias, oppression, micro aggressions, privilege, prejudice, and personal reflection. STUDENT PROGRAMS:
During the 2021–22 academic year, St. John's will provide additional opportunities for students to learn from each other and from faculty to develop tools and strategies when encountering challenges and uncertainty.DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE:
St. John's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion faculty committee will meet regularly to support these goals throughout the school year.CURRICULAR UPDATES Religion:
the Hebrew Scripture curriculum has been amended to focus on inclusivity and racial justice.English:
new texts have been added across grade levels to help students see reflections of themselves in literature and to guide them to an understanding of justice and equity.Social Studies:
curricula for World History, US History, Justice in Modern American History, Global Studies, and the American Experience will include the history of oppression, achievements of BIPOC historical figures, along with myriad resources to engage students in a deeper understanding of past and present civil rights movements.
As ever, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is deeply rooted in the Lasallian tradition of meeting each student where they are and affirming in them their God-given dignity. As we walk in the footsteps of our founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, we will strive to build and nurture a culture and tradition of inclusivity and concern for all members of our community. "Preach by example, and practice before the eyes of the young what you wish them to accept." (Med 99.2) In our daily habits and institutional commitments, we will model and reinforce Gospel values. We will create an inclusive culture that celebrates the rich diversity of our school community.