We are pleased to share with you an exciting new chapter in the life of Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School. We began the strategic planning process in the fall of 2012 with an exhaustive series of surveys that reached out to multiple constituencies, including parents, faculty, staff, alums, parents of alums and members of the church, as well as Board members. Additionally, a range of interviews was conducted with parents, trustees, faculty, students, administration, the rector, and past parents. Both the quantitative data and the anecdotal information were brought together in a strategic planning retreat.
Faculty, parents, trustees, administration, alumni and past parents all worked together to identify the broad themes coming from the information gathered in the fall. First and foremost, among the retreat group there was widespread consensus that GSL has a unique culture that we wish to promote and articulate, as it is and will be the foundation of all we do.
Additionally, strategic goals were set around promoting excellence in teaching and learning, optimizing enrollment, growing diversity, maintaining our facilities, and continuing to provide for the school's financial stability. Six committees formed around each of these broad goals, and spent several months articulating and refining the objectives supporting each goal. This culminated in unanimous approval by the Board in February, 2013.
In many ways, the approval of this strategic plan is only the beginning of the process. Faculty and staff, in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, now move forward with defining and pursuing the tactics necessary to implement this plan.
We are pleased to share this plan with the GSL community, because we are all so deeply invested in this school and what it means to our families and our children. We are incredibly grateful for everyone's investment and participation in this process that will help GSL continue to grow, both now and in the future.
Strategic Planning Chair
Head of School