Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commitment
A community grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusion is essential for Xavier Academy to fulfill its mission and embody its core values. In addition, a diverse community enhances our intellectual curiosity, inspires creativity, and cultivates empathy, all of which are essential to developing critical thinkers and leaders.
Essential differences at Xavier Academy include culture, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, family composition, neighborhoods, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and talent. Recognizing, supporting, and honoring the unique contributions of our diverse community creates a stronger Xavier Academy for all.
Members of the Xavier Academy community will foster a school environment where respect is paramount, and every member is valued, safe, and included. This responsibility extends throughout the community, including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, school leadership, parents, guardians, families, grandparents, caretakers, and alums.
Through institutional decisions and policies, Xavier Academy is committed to creating and enhancing programs that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion as foundational aspects of our school community, including academics, arts, athletics, student life, admissions, community engagement, and employment practices. Community members will challenge bias and stereotypes, embrace differences, stimulate collaboration and teamwork, and honor viewpoints presented civilly and respectfully.
In concert with our mission, vision, purpose, and core values, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion will equip students with the skills to serve, lead and become contributing citizens to the communities of Xavier Academy, Houston, our nation, and the world.