Salesian High School (Richmond, California)
|Salesian College Preparatory|
Umbram fugat veritas
The shadows flee from the Truth
|2851 Salesian Avenue
Richmond, California 94804
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Campus size||21 acres (85,000 m2)|
|Rival||Saint Mary's College High School|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Newspaper||The Salesian Sentinel|
Salesian College Preparatory is a coeducational Roman Catholic college preparatory high school in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland. The school's patron saint is Saint John Bosco, the Italian founder of the Salesian order. The school's motto is "loyalty, excellence."
For many years the school's mascot was the Chieftain. The imagery associated with the chieftain nickname was a Native American wearing a feather headdress. The mascot had come under repeated scrutiny since at least 1995. The topic garnered media attention and it was reported that it was found to be "racist" and "offensive" by administrators and members of the public. ln 2006, the school changed the mascot. to the "Pride."
- WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.
- North & East Neighborhood Council page, City of Richmond website
- Wetzel, Kimberly S. (September 27, 2006) Salesian to Replace 'Offensive' Mascot: RICHMOND: School Removed Chieftain for Cultural Reasons Contra Costa Times. Hosted at redorbit.com. Retrieved 2008-08-03.