Cincinnati Country Day School's map to the future, a new Five-Year Strategic Plan, was unveiled at the annual State of Our School meeting.
"It's exciting to have the strategic plan in place as our roadmap for the vision and future of Country Day," Head of School Tony Jaccaci said. "It's aptly called Country Day Forward."
Work on drafting the plan began in 2015 and was completed with the help of hundreds of participants who spent thousands of hours thinking about the school's future. Architects of the plan are Strategic Plan Committee members: Greg Faulhaber, Upper School math teacher; Board of Trustees President Jon Hall; Jaccaci; and board members Tom Langlois '77 and Jeanne Parlin.
The plan is comprised of three pillars that will propel the school forward. They are:
Innovative Learning And Teaching
We will create the most engaging educational environment by continually examining how students best learn and use that research to continue developing the most effective and pioneering teaching.
We will develop responsible global citizens through curricular and co-curricular opportunities that foster the skills, knowledge, and empathy required to engage ethically and successfully in a rapidly changing and interconnected world.
We will instill a culture of sustainability and purposeful connection to the natural world through education, partnerships, action, and self-assessment that will empower and inspire our community members to be stewards of our environment.
To support new programs under each pillar, Country Day will launch a fundraising campaign called Blue & White Triumphant. The campaign will ensure that the school continues to attract, retain, and develop outstanding educators, fund learning and teaching innovation, sustain a diverse and inclusive learning community, and help grow the endowment.
"Many of you know we have built buildings and have done a wonderful job improving facilities," Jaccaci said. "But, now is the time for us to re-invest in our people - to invest in our teachers, in our students, and in our programs, as well."
Following Jaccaci's speech, the crowd toured the new Early Childhood Center, which opened Jan. 3.
Click here for more information about the Five-Year Strategic Plan.
Click here for a slideshow of the State of the School event.