Scranton Prep is designated a “No Place for Hate” school by the Anti-Defamation League in recognition of its anti-bias and anti-bullying programs at the school. In 2012, Prep formed a “No Place for Hate” committee, adopted a resolution pledging to promote equality, harmony and respect at the school, and implemented a number of anti-bullying awareness projects that promoted a respect for differences. These programs involved in-service anti-bullying training for staff members as well as projects that heightened student awareness on this important topic.

In 2013, Prep focused its efforts on the theme of “resisting prejudice.” These programs included an artistic expression by members of the Art Society, a film screening and discussion, and morning reflections that focused on historical figures and their commitment to the resistance of prejudice.

An official designation banner from the Anti-Defamation League was presented to the school in recognition of Prep’s completion of all program requirements. The banner hangs in the school’s Xavier Center.

In his remarks to the student body concerning this designation, Mr. Matthew Bernard, Prep Principal, stated: “It’s encouraging to have an outside agency recognize and commend our efforts. This designation is a tribute to all of you and all that you do each day to sustain a culture of kindness here at Scranton Prep. It is also a challenge to continue those good efforts, realizing that this requires on-going daily effort on the part of us all.”

No Place for Hate Anti Defamation League Initiative.

" unto others, what you would have them do to you", Matthew 7:12.

The week of Feb. 15th, the student body, faculty and staff were encouraged to write messages of kindness and encouragement to each other on this 15 foot banner, in support of our anti bullying efforts.


Prep's student body elected to participated in Blue Shirt Day.  Blue Shirt Day is a global effort to inform the public about bullying issues by standing together united by the color blue.  Pictured above is  Mr. Bernard on Blue Shirt Day with the freshmen class.