Salesian High School (Richmond, California)
|Salesian College Preparatory|
|2851 Salesian Avenue
Richmond, California 94804
|Type||Private, Day, College-prep|
|Motto||"Academics. Faith. Family."
Umbram fugat veritas
(The shadows flee from the truth)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Campus size||21 acres (85,000 m2)|
|Athletics conference||CIF North Coast Section|
|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, in Richmond, California, United States. 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 nickname was a Native American wearing a feather headdress. The mascot came 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. In 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.