Inclusivity and Non-Discrimination Statement
In keeping with our Dominican values, San Domenico is a community of belonging where students, staff, and families are dedicated to inclusion and respect for all. We welcome and embrace students, families, and staff who both enrich and promote diversity. We value the representation and full engagement of individuals whose differences include, but are not limited to, age, ethnicity, family makeup, gender, learning style, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Further, we acknowledge and recognize that diversity is often a relative and complex idea to define and quantify. Beyond physical differences, San Domenico School also embraces diversity of thought, culture, philosophy, and all that may be unseen but also subject a person to preferential or disadvantageous treatment.
SD students and families represent a wide spectrum of cultures, identities, and backgrounds, all of which make our community stronger and richer. We believe that diversity makes our students, faculty, and community members smarter, wiser, and better able to fulfill our vision of graduating students who go forth to shape a better world.
As we seek to strengthen a spirit of inquiry and study, we know we can only accomplish this with a deep commitment to continually working to increase inclusivity and diversity on our campus. Among our faculty and staff, we seek out opportunities and channels to increase community awareness of, and support for, diversity and respect among all beings. For example, by working with organizations such as A Better Chance, The SMART Program/Breakthrough Collaborative, Next Generation Scholars, Summerbridge, and Aim High, our admissions team is able to create a more diverse student and parent body, who then enrich community life by sharing their backgrounds and cultures with our School constituents. Our religious studies, ethics, and service learning curriculum encourage systems thinking and an understanding of our global interconnectedness and the ensuing need for social justice, and a constant striving for peace and equity.
With this, San Domenico School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation/identity, disability, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law, in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics, or any other school-administered programs.