Strategic Plan 2014 - 2018
We collaborated to formulate a plan to ensure the continued position of excellence for the future of Ursuline.
Our aim was to be thoughtful and introspective, mindful that we are and always will be The Ursuline School while we strive for continued distinction in this ever changing world.
Our strategic planning approach was to gather input and collect data to be able to make data-driven decisions.
One of the most critical aspects of the strategic planning process was to hear from our constituent groups. Mrs. Davidson launched her Discovery & Listening Tour in June 2012. She heard from alumnae ranging from the classes of 1955 to 2009, as well as present parents and students. Each of these encounters provided valuable feedback as to what traditions must be preserved and what innovations need to be embraced.
Our strategic planning process also included collecting electronic survey responses. We completed surveys from middle and high school students, parents, faculty, alumnae, and our board.
We formed a Steering Committee and subcommittees: Mission & Philosophy, Curriculum & Student Life, Facilities & Technology, and Advancement, Finance & Marketing. Each of these groups included parents, faculty and alumnae. These subcommittees met over the summer of 2013 to work on draft elements of the plan. The faculty also devoted a day in November 2013 to strategic planning in their specific departments. In March 2014, we formally published the Strategic Plan. We will now work through detailed suggested action steps to achieve the goals articulated in the plan.
The plan will be a dynamic instrument that will drive our growth and development in future endeavors and ensure our continued position of excellence in the education of girls. All of this contributes to a very exciting point in the history of The Ursuline School!
We invite you to click on Overview, at left, to read the 2-page Final Strategic Plan Overview.