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
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.
"....do 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.