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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity Mission Statement

Seattle Prep embraces diversity as a core characteristic of its Catholic, Jesuit identity. Prep recognizes the sanctity of each individual as one created in God’s image and values the many and varied ways God’s Spirit animates a vibrant, pluralistic Ignatian school culture.

Vision Statement

  • Intentionally and vigorously foster an appreciation of and commitment to a diverse community, one of respect where individual differences are valued.
  • Actively pursue opportunities that create and sustain a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Seamlessly interweave our commitment to diversity within our curricular and co-curricular activities so as to engender a spirit of respect and appreciation for our differences as an inherent good that is vital to our community’s education and culture.
  • Incorporate our commitment to diversity within all policies, practices, decision making and goals.
  • Recognize that the “commitment to justice” articulated in the Profile of the Graduate at Graduation includes a commitment to diversity, a commitment that is a shared responsibility for which all members of the community are accountable.

DEI Director

Deino Scott '74 is a proud Seattle Prep graduate. He earned his BA in English from the University of Washington, and followed his mother’s lead teaching over a dozen years in public school before returning to our campus.

Mr. Scott has coached Panther football, but track has been his athletic passion as a coach since 1990. Track & field has taken him around the world, including numerous trips to China.

In his role as Diversity Director, Mr. Scott advocates for diverse representation and equal opportunities at Prep. He is proud to have met civil rights icons Ruby Bridges and Bob Zeller, and African American historian Henry Louis Gates.

Email Mr. Scott 

Meet the DEI Student Committee

Did You Know?

Prep students come from 64 zip codes and 100 middle schools.