Ensure that the K-12 curriculum is effective, unified, connected, and sequential.
Assistant Head for Academics and Innovation position created.
Academic Council established, bringing together faculty and administrators from all three divisions. Have completed the St. Paul’s Student Profile and have drafted learning narratives for all three divisions.
New Mastery Behaviors and Habits Rubric, new requirements for Headmaster’s List have raised the academic bar in the Middle School
Grade 4 to 5 and Grade 8 to 9 Transition Group established.
K-12 Curriculum Review cycle established for all disciplines across the three divisions.
Creation of Academic Council task teams focusing on Technology Integration and Curriculum Review.
Provide students with practical and authentic learning opportunities through local and global partnerships with schools and universities, corporations, and municipalities.
Student internships established at 21st Century Engineering Group and Strajillion.
Offer innovative programs that foster collaborative global learning, entrepreneurial and creative thinking, and opportunities for problem-based learning.
Establishment of Sprouts community garden in Lower School courtyard provides hands-on learning for students in all divisions.
New partnership established with Rikkyo school in Japan.
Upper School students to take summer trip to American Southwest, studying region’s history, environment and geology.
Full-time Global Exchange Coordinator hired.
Employ all levels of leadership to seek and embrace opportunities to work cooperatively to promote educational excellence.
Online Learning Management System enables students in coordinated classes to seamlessly access all course materials.
A Grade 4 to Grade 5 transition group has been formed to better understand how SP can work together more effectively with SPSG to prepare girls for Middle School.
Ongoing joint retreats of combined SP/SPSG administrative teams have led to greater cooperation and collaboration.
Administrators hold regularly scheduled meetings with their SPSG counterparts.
Joint SP/SPSG professional development day held in October 2016.
Work cooperatively to identify ways to expand and integrate student life experiences.
Joint Dean of the Arts hired to ensure arts program is fully coordinated and provides best possible curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students at both schools.
SPSG students taking classes in all IB disciplines at St. Paul’s.
Joint College Counseling nights held in the Arts and for Case Study Night.
Continue to work cooperatively to enhance the operational efficiency of both schools.
Approved revised schedule to fully align SP and SPSG on daily basis.
Initiated joint campus security project.
Initiated shared campus-wide signage project.
Shared technology initiatives including Magnus online health records and Senior Systems cloud based access.
Initiate co-marketing efforts to increase enrollment and retention, as well as coordinate and strengthen internal and external communications.
Held joint admissions events for applicants from key feeder schools.
Designed and launched coordinated websites.
Wrote, designed, and produced coordinated Admissions materials that tell a cohesive K-12 story for male and female applicants alike.
Coordinate on content and timing of all internal communications, and collaborate on external media relations, as with the One Love event.
Broadly define diversity to include gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, internationalism, and cultural orientation, physical disability and sexual orientation.
Definition of diversity accepted by Board and School administration.
Establish and achieve specific goals for diverse representation within the board, administration, faculty, staff and student population.
Board Diversity Subcommittee formed.
Develop programs to support diversity goals, including growing under-represented groups on campus.
K-12 Diversity Committee established, with 4 meetings held
Inclusivity survey of all parents and Upper School students completed
New inclusivity statement drafted and approved
Establishment of alumni mentoring group to support currently enrolled African-American students
Episcopal Tradition Initiatives
Build upon our Episcopal foundation and celebrate our historic connections with Old St. Paul’s Church.
Annual Service of Lessons & Carols, as well as the Upper School Winter Choral Concert, held at Old St. Paul’s.
New faculty visit Old St. Paul’s during their orientation and learn about the Church’s founding role.
Old St. Paul’s Choral Director is a St. Paul’s faculty member.
Website and new Admissions materials highlight faith tradition as key to St. Paul’s educational experience.
Expand our existing commitment to character development across each division.
Lower School has increased emphasis on the Character Counts program.
Public Honor Statement signing during Upper School Chapel.
Integrate religious and spiritual formation more fully into the curriculum.
Conducted curricular review of Religious Studies, resulting in the addition of a new Upper School “Religion and Film” class, and the return of a 6th Grade Religious Studies class
Strive for school worship that is creative, inclusive and draws fully upon the liturgical resources of the Episcopal Church.
Middle School has expanded its Thursday morning Chapel service, and faith is a formative part of the life of the division.
Elevate service learning activities across School divisions and ensure they are unified and connected.
This work is ongoing and expanding, with the school-wide Thanksgiving food drive that generated an unprecedented amount of donations as an example.
Faculty Excellence Initiatives
Retain a diverse and highly qualified faculty within all divisions of the School to support and extend the excellent academic program.
Capital Campaign establishes as a priority support for faculty across the career arc: Recruit, Retain, Reward from early career to end of career.
Expand recruitment efforts among HBCUs, at Morgan State, and attend NAIS Diversity hiring fair.
Invest in professional development that enables teachers to improve their capabilities and clearly identify a path to continue their careers at St. Paul’s.
Preliminary capital campaign discussions focusing on fully funding a faculty professional growth program.
Academic Council finalized and approved a school wide Faculty Profile.
Capital campaign establishes as priority fully funding a faculty professional growth program.
Submission of grant proposal to E.E. Ford Foundation to fund instructional coaching program for Upper School teachers.
Creation of Academic Council task teams focusing on: Teacher Evaluation and Professional Development.
Recruit faculty using traditional as well innovative techniques that ensure our access to superior candidates.
Financial Sustainability Initiatives
Establish optimal enrollment targets by division, and invest the resources necessary to merit a high level of demand for a St. Paul’s education.
Kindergarten Task Force conducts research project to determine audiences and key messages. Targets these audiences with digital marketing initiative in support of Lower School enrollment.
Expanded merit scholarship program to ensure it provides greatest possible net tuition, while attracting most highly qualified students.
Achieved significant reduction in attrition rate.
Strategically invest in the people, programs and infrastructure necessary to support academic and extra-curricular excellence across all three divisions.
Campus Master Plan to guide campus development for the next decade nearly completed.
Administrative team completes discussion of program priorities to be included in upcoming Capital Campaign.
Exercise best-practice financial management across all facets of the school to control costs and ensure the competitiveness of St. Paul’s in the marketplace.
Plan and implement a capital campaign to raise operating and capital resources to support program innovation and endowment funds to sustain the long-term excellence of our people and programs.
Capital Campaign in leadership phase, making steady progress in first year.
The Board will review its own structure and actively engage its responsibilities to accomplish St. Paul’s mission and goals.
The Board will consult with and advise the headmaster in matters material to the overall experience at St. Paul’s School.
The Board and administrators will embrace corporate, educational, and community partners to enhance operational efficiency, the learning environment and opportunities within all School programs and activities.