Inclusion & Diversity

A Community of Inclusion

Marist School seeks to foster a community of inclusion that respects, understands and celebrates the beauty and blessings of the diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.  This is an essential element of the Marist School mission and the values of the Society of Mary. 
 
Diversity is a gift from God. While we all are different, we are made in the likeness and image of God.  The Gospel, Catholic Church teachings as well as the Society of Mary call upon us to love and accept each other. 
 
Throughout the academic year, the Office of Inclusion and Diversity presents programming to weave cultural proficiency and inclusion throughout the community. The department hosts events such as guest speakers, workshops, and family activities, among others.

Diversity Activities at Marist

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  • Affinity Groups

     The Office of Diversity sponsors groups with common backgrounds to provide support, mentoring, and a safe environment for discussion.
  • Conferences

    Marist sponsors students, faculty, and staff at two conferences each year: the NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) People of Color Conference and the Student Diversity Leadership Conference. This conference offers faculty ways to enhance their coursework and classroom environment. Students attend the conference in preparation for becoming leaders in the Mosaic student group and help develop activities for the diversity retreat program. In addition, conferences allow faculty and students to gain new perspectives on diversity issues and network with peers from independent schools throughout the nation.
  • Guest Speakers and Cultural Events

    Each year, the Office of Diversity sponsors a speaker in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The office also sponsors other speakers throughout the school year, and coordinates with faculty to offer cultural events that expand student awareness.
  • Mosaic

    The Office of Diversity partners with the Office of Student Activities to sponsor Mosiac, an extracurricular club devoted to issues of diversity. Mosaic offers students opportunities to recognize and discuss the beauty and intricacies of cultural diversity within the Marist community and the world. This includes religion, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender, race, and ethnicity. 
  • Multicultural Alumni Outreach

    The Office of Diversity maintains relationships with multicultural alumni for purposes of community building and support, as well as to provide mentors for multicultural students. Multicultural alumni also serve as guest speakers on campus and support students at social activities.
  • Student Diversity Retreats

    Marist offers student-led diversity retreats for both high school and middle school students. Each retreat program is structured around age-appropriate teaching and activities. High school retreats are held offsite in three-day, two-night sessions that include discussion, activities, role play, and reflection. Foundations retreats engage in role play and discussion, with a focus on self awareness (recognizing similarities and differences between themselves and others).
     

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Diversity Statement

Marist School seeks to foster a community of inclusion that respects the dignity of the individual in the areas of age, gender, religion, ability, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, and sexual orientation. This obligation to build a community of inclusion is based on Sacred Scripture, the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the spirit and traditions of the Society of Mary. All members of the Marist School community are responsible for advancing an understanding of and a respect for diversity.

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