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Diversity, Equity & 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, and we remain united through our Salesian heritage and humanity. 

See Open Wide Our Hearts: the enduring call to love, a pastoral letter against racism.

Diversity Statement

At Visitation School, we are called by our Catholic, Salesian tradition and as people of God to hold ourselves, our school and our community accountable for sustaining an environment of respect, where multiple experiences and perspectives thrive, and where each individual in our community is treated with his or her God-given dignity and value. Guiding Principles:

  • We believe Visitation School is a place where many voices, experiences, perspectives, positions and identities come together -- and where we unite through our commitment to Catholic social teachings and our shared humanity.
  • We believe diversity includes a wide range of individual characteristics. These may include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, age, academic abilities, physical abilities and religious beliefs. Through mutual recognition and respect for one another’s unique and diverse existence, we strive to uphold a strong solidarity as members of the human family and experience.
  • The Visitation Sisters and the Salesian virtues they extend give meaning and formation to our school’s work on diversity and inclusiveness. We believe that the Sisters’ history of living Jesus and their leadership with the Salesian teachings of humility, gentle strength, optimism, patience and heart-to-heart relationships guide our ongoing work.

“Be who you are and be that well to give honor to the Master Craftsman whose handiwork you are.”
Saint Francis de Sales