Key to the Marymount mission is the second goal of the RSHM network of schools: to create unity through diversity. Throughout the year, Marymount works to increase awareness and bring the community together though a series of social justice and diversity initiatives. Marymount instills in its students the understanding that they are global citizens who should value all human beings, seeing their differences as enriching rather than alienating; differences that should be appreciated rather than ignored, categorized, or rejected. Marymount expects its students to embrace diversity by celebrating differences and addressing unconscious biases.
Marymount’s own community is a diverse one, reflecting in small scale the immense diversities of our global society. The School challenges all forms of discrimination based on major social identifiers such as race, ethnicity, class, gender, socio-economic status, physical abilitity, learning differences, sexual orientation, age, and religion. Through both curricular and extracurricular activities, everyone in the community learns the principles of solidarity and how to become allies of those groups who have been silenced because of discrimination, bias, and violence. Marymount students are a unified, powerful, and nurturing community not in spite of their differences, but because of them.