Schools founded by Sisters of Loretto carry on Loretto’s tradition of excellence
Nerinx Hall High School, Missouri
Loretto Academy, Texas
St. Mary’s Academy, Colorado
Webster University, Missouri
Webster University, previously Webster College, was founded in St. Louis by the Sisters of Loretto in 1915 and today is a thriving institution of higher learning with campuses worldwide, including in Athens, Vienna, Netherlands and Ghana. Beth Stroble, Webster’s chancellor, says of the school’s relationship with Loretto, “The connection between Webster and Loretto endures through our shared commitment to the mission of meeting unmet needs. As educators, we seek to provide opportunity to all. Webster thrives as we honor the historic connection with Loretto as our founders and as the source of inspiration for taking education to our students where they are. As Webster continues to innovate to provide high quality educational experiences that transform students around the world for global citizenship and individual excellence, we build on the living example of Loretto.
“I am grateful for the strong example of Loretto women who created and led this institution and continue to support us through their generous friendship and service.”
Loretto School Values
Loretto encourages an approach to all of life that promotes mutuality, collaboration and compassion and rejects relationships based on dominance or submission.
We embrace the following values:
Experiencing the enduring love of God, we build hope, foster community and act in charity and service.
We strive to build interdependent relationships which are affirming, inclusive, empowering and compassionate.
We promote change in systems and in relationships that are oppressive.
We work to create systems in which people, especially women, are treated fairly and impartially.
We are open to differences and believe in the potential of each person. We promote the dignity of each person and protect the sacredness of all creation.
The Loretto school values were developed in 1997-1998 by Loretto school administrators and Loretto staff as a statement of values held in common by the Loretto Community and Loretto schools.
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