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Our Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Inspired by the Catholic and Mercy values upon which we were founded and still hold dear, Mount St. Mary Academy is committed to providing equitable and intentionally inclusive learning environments for every Mount student. Our commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) is exhibited in our daily behaviors, expressed in our practices and policies, and fortified by our strategic and consistent initiatives.

We recognize and acknowledge that inclusive excellence is paramount as we educate and equip our youth of today to become tomorrow’s leaders and trailblazers. Holding reverence and deference for the impetus of our mission, we commit to the following:

  • Continuously fostering a culture of respect and acceptance where every individual’s unique identity, background and perspective are valued.

  • Actively seeking and promoting opportunities for diverse representation and voices, ensuring that all community members have a seat at the table and are heard.

  • Regularly reviewing and revising our curriculum, programs and policies to ensure they are intentionally inclusive and promote equity.

  • Provide ongoing professional development and training for faculty, staff and administrators to cultivate their understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion and to equip them with the necessary tools to create inclusive learning environments.

  • Collaborating with community partners, organizations and stakeholders to address systemic barriers and promote equitable access to resources, opportunities and support for all students.