In the works since November 2015, the St. Andrew’s School’s five-year strategic plan identifies long- and short-term initiatives for institutional improvement with a focus on financial sustainability, curriculum and pedagogy, identity, technology, and personnel. It supports and clarifies the institution’s vision and goals, and provides a direction and focus that will build upon current academic planning, inform operating plans, and build and strengthen the St. Andrew’s community.
During its creation, the Strategic Planning Committee — comprised of faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees — identified both the opportunities available to St. Andrew’s and the challenges facing the institution and set forth to develop a dynamic blueprint to ensure the future health and growth of the school.
The plan is the product of the lengthy review and consideration of survey data, National Association of Independent School trend data, the budget, past accreditation reports, and solicited feedback from major stakeholder groups, as well as intensive discussion and engagement with the community at large. Affordability, access, inclusion, the St. Andrew’s legacy and academic mission, and, of course, the institution’s commitment to the whole student were considered.
The result is a multi-faceted and forward-looking vision, one that includes a set of goals and initiatives to move the institution from where it is to where it wants to be, that will benefit each and every member of the St. Andrew’s community.