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Non-Discriminatory Statement

Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School admits students of any race, color, racial, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, racial, or ethnic origin in its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, theater arts, athletics, or other school-administered programs.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important values that should be upheld in all educational institutions, including Catholic schools. As a Catholic school, we recognize and embrace the inherent dignity and worth of every individual, regardless of their background, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, or abilities. We believe that every person is created in the image and likeness of God and deserves to be treated with respect, compassion, and fairness.

In our commitment to diversity, we strive to create an inclusive environment that celebrates and values the unique contributions and perspectives of each member of our school community. We recognize that diversity encompasses more than just visible differences; it encompasses diverse experiences, thoughts, beliefs, and cultures. By promoting diversity, we aim to foster a rich and vibrant learning environment that prepares our students to be global citizens who appreciate and respect the diversity they encounter in the world.

Equity is an essential principle that guides our actions and decision-making processes. We recognize that each student has unique needs, strengths, and challenges, and we are dedicated to providing an equitable education for all. We strive to ensure that every student has access to the resources, support, and opportunities they need to thrive academically, socially, and spiritually. We are committed to addressing any barriers or inequalities that may impede a student's success and providing the necessary support to help them reach their full potential.

Inclusion is at the heart of our mission as a Catholic school. We seek to create a welcoming and inclusive community where every student, regardless of their background, feels a sense of belonging and acceptance. We promote open dialogue, understanding, and empathy, encouraging all members of our community to learn from and about one another. We actively work to provide opportunities for students to engage with diverse perspectives, challenge stereotypes, and foster mutual respect and collaboration without sacrificing foundational aspects outlined in the word of God.

As a Company of Mary School, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is grounded in our faith, the teachings of Jesus Christ and following the example of Our Lady. We strive to live out the Gospel values of love, justice, and compassion in all aspects of our school life. We believe that by embracing diversity, promoting equity, and practicing inclusion, we are embodying the principles of Catholic social teaching and preparing our students to be compassionate leaders who can contribute positively to a diverse and interconnected world.

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