Equity & Inclusion
Rooted in the mission of the international network of Sacred Heart Schools and in our identity as a Catholic school for families of all faiths, Sacred Heart Schools-Sheridan Road is committed to ensuring that each member of our community can flourish spiritually, intellectually and personally, secure in the knowledge that they are loved as a child of God and will be treated with respect and dignity.
We are guided by the five Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education, which call us to advance equity and inclusion through the daily exploration of faith, intellect, service, community and personal growth. We endeavor in all school activities—academic, social and extracurricular—to foster equity and to empower each student to thrive, fully supported in his or her own unique talents, within an environment of genuine love and care. Our aim is to develop compassionate and culturally competent young women and men who will make positive contributions to their local communities and society at large.
Sacred Heart Schools is further committed to the work of ensuring that our community—encompassing Board members, administration, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and students—honors each member’s gifts and celebrates the ways in which we differ. We acknowledge the many enduring values that we as a community share, and assert that our differences in ability, learning style, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation and family structure not only reflect the rich fabric of human experience, but offer opportunities for learning and personal growth.
- What is equity? What does it mean that Sacred Heart is committed to equity and inclusion?
- What does Sacred Heart Schools do to make my child feel included?
- How does Sacred Heart approach students’ questions and concerns about differences?
- What does it mean to teach students to be “critically conscious”?
Thank you to Mars Ghebretnsea and Alicia Siston, the volunteer Chairs of Parent Equity & Inclusion Council at Sacred Heart Schools.