diversityMrs. Patricia Harris


Diversity Awareness

“Respect, acceptance, and appreciation of the rich diversity of our school and communities”

Diversity at Ursuline Academy is an on-going process which, in a variety of ways, focuses on raising the awareness level of the entire Ursuline family by confronting the “isms” (personal biases).

Using the team concept, the Leadership for Diversity Team prepares, organizes and facilitates :
  • Four Class Diversity Days (Lookism-Sexism,Racism, Classism)
  • Parent Diversity Evening in April
  • Diversity Day for the student body at Marian Middle School
  • High School Diversity Conference in October
  • Monthly After School Issue Seminars
  • Active Participant in the Catholic High School Harmony Project
  • Quarterly Peer Tutoring at Marian Middle School
  • Quarterly Diversity Newsletter

It should be noted that the Leadership for Diversity Team members have trained other high school students to facilitate; have participated on panels dealing with diversity issues at neighboring parishes; have organized and facilitated a diversity activity day at South County YMCA for Y Teens.


  • 21 Under 21 Award Winner (2002, 2004)
  • St. Louis Post Dispatch Salute (2002,2006,2007)

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