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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Visitation School provides a warm, welcoming environment. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential components to an excellent education and developing global leaders. At Visitation this work stems from our deep roots, is fueled by the passion of an exceptional community, and is of ongoing importance for our school every day.
Visitation is a place where many voices, experiences, perspectives, positions and identities come together, yet we still remain united through our Salesian heritage and humanity.
"STAND gives a safe place for EVERYONE to engage in civil dialogue while forming more informed and honest opinions." Aleah Felton '16
"Geography is all things. Let's learn about the places through the issues and then we will find we are all connected.
"Each fall, the juniors take on learning about world religions. Not only is the learning academic, but it is an exercise of the heart as well.
"In a truly great Middle School, there are few things more important than every student feeling deeply known and cared for."
"For more than 400 years, Visitation Sisters have transmitted the Salesian heritage of mutual respect and gentle strength in our interpersonal relationships," Sister Mary Paula McCarthy
"I use my accent to help students learn to take risks and we learn empathy for each other in this learning process.
The legacy of the Sisters continues today giving students a strong foundation of faith, education and leadership.
St. Jane de Chantal and St. Francis de Sales, co-founders of the Visitation order, embodied God's universal love of people of various backgrounds, callings and occupations.
"The church is a garden patterned with unlimited flowers; it is necessary that they should be of various sizes, various colors, various odors and to sum it up, different perfections." St. Francis de Sales
Each person's life is valued and respected as a child of God.
Visitation's Women ActiVISts group hosted Celeste Mergens, the founder and CEO of Days for Girls, to inspire students in both the Middle and Upper Schools.
"Realities are more important than ideas."
"What I like about STAND is that it challenges me to think critically about what I believe." Vis Student
Each year, faculty and staff read a book to enrich our learning community.