External Investigation

In September 2019,  Presentation High School launched a thorough and impartial investigation into past reports of sexual abuse and misconduct and the handling of such allegations throughout the history of the school. This process stemmed from upsetting stories about past reports of sexual abuse and misconduct.

On July 9, 2020 we shared the investigation report with the community. We know that the findings are difficult to read and to digest, however, this investigation was necessary to examine our past to build and maintain a safe and thriving environment for all students past, present, and future, and to ensure we do not repeat any mistakes.

To the survivors of abuse, we deeply and sincerely apologize.  The stark truth is that our school did not live up to its commitment to protect you. We added further harm when we responded defensively when reports of past abuse began to surface in 2017.  We understand that words cannot measure our regret or erase the harm that you endured.  You were hurt, and we can only hope to make amends by caring for you now and doing everything within our power to ensure that students now and in the future will be cared for and safe. 

We thank everyone who participated in the investigation and are grateful for your bravery and honesty. Without you, we would not be able to confront our past to ensure this does not happen again. 

We recognize this investigation may not have revealed all instances of prior misconduct.  Anyone with additional information about inappropriate conduct may contact Chérie Somavia at csomavia@presentationhs.org or reach out to Mary Ann Demos, Senior Case Manager at mad@vmlawcorp.com.