Equity and Inclusion

Nativity School exists for the education of the whole child, so each child thrives and flourishes spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically, as a unique person made in God’s image in a Catholic atmosphere. Nativity School works to create an inclusive Catholic educational program and pedagogy that fosters respect for others, appreciation of individual, cultural and socioeconomic differences, and commitment to social responsibility, equity, and justice.

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Our approach to equity and inclusion stems from our belief in the intrinsic, inherent and inviolable human dignity of every person that is the bedrock of the social teaching of the Catholic Church. We strive to create a community of inclusivity in which all members feel welcomed, affirmed, valued, and respected as reflections of the God who is in all things. We seek to educate students so they are prepared to engage with an increasingly multicultural world and to be active participants and positive contributors to society.

"But any kind of social or cultural discrimination in basic personal rights on the grounds of sex, race, color, social conditions, language, or religion, must be curbed and eradicated as incompatible with God’s design."

Catechism of the Catholic Church (United States Catholic Conference, Inc., 1994), No. 1935, quoting Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes, No. 29