At Lacordaire Academy we believe that institutions in society and human interactions should allow equal opportunities to all people without engaging in discriminations. We believe that social justice issues happen on a global scale and affect people all over the world, not just in our neighborhood or classroom. With the thought of preparing our students to become global citizens, Lacordaire Academy, weaves social justice learning throughout the curriculum and every day activities beginning as young as pre-k growing through the high school.
Students have taken on social justice issues that include but are not limited to: racism, ageism, sexism, and ability discrimination. Some ways that we have addressed issues have been to openly discuss current events, celebrate differences, and work towards equal representation of staff and families that attend Lacordaire Academy. Teachers engage in professional development that helps them fine-tune curricular activities and this summer they entire school (families, students, and staff) is reading the book, Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi to add to our understanding of our role in fighting social injustices.