Strategic Plan 2009-2012
Download the complete Strategic Plan 2009-2012 document, excerpts of which appear below.
We have put ourselves through a thorough process in getting to this final Strategic Plan. The research with all of you was only part of our work. As a committee we spent hours reviewing additional information, analyzing findings, asking questions, and debating issues. We identified and examined important themes in education today and worked to understand their implications in our environment. We challenged long-held beliefs at our School about what PCDS is and what it should be in order to find the better expression of our identity today. The final measure of our work is the confidence we have that the conclusions of the Strategic Plan represent the very best of our efforts, that our work was done on behalf of everyone in our community, and that our Strategic Plan for 2009-2012 is an honest reflection of the input.
– Beverly Ax, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee
To maintain and continually enhance an extraordinary 14-year college preparatory program that embraces tradition and innovation, emphasizes academics, athletics, and the arts, and fosters collaboration, creativity, independence, and responsible leadership.
To promote a culture of community and responsibility and to define the school community as constituents inside and outside the school’s gates who share a commitment to the vision, mission, core values, and the daily well-being of those who teach, learn, work, and participate in the life of the school.
To attract, support, and retain outstanding and expert faculty, coaches, and staff who collectively enjoy teaching, coaching, and working in an independent school environment, who contribute to the school community, and who model adaptability, innovation, collaboration, and leadership.
To enhance and support an effective communications plan that addresses the necessary exchange of information among the various constituencies of the school and to increase focus on marketing needs.
To limit tuition increases while pursuing goals in program, diversity, and educational enrichment as financial conditions and circumstances allow.
To ensure that the needs of the school and its programs, mission, and vision are supported by the facilities and to serve a greater public purpose by providing campus access to the Greater Phoenix community.