Strategic Plan

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School seeks to build on the tradition of grace and generosity that has sustained the school over its 147-year history. We commit to continuing to practice a grace-filled, lively, and welcoming spiritual life while seeking more intentional opportunities to learn from and serve the world; expanding our commitment to outstanding instruction and whole-child support; and solidifying, expanding, and marketing the distinguishing programs that capitalize on our geography, history, and reputation.

MISSION: Practice a grace-filled, lively and welcoming spiritual life grounded in the liturgy and traditions of the Episcopal Church while seeking ways to learn from and serve the world.

  • Create an integrated curriculum for catechumenate, life issues, religion, and Chapel programs.
  • Establish a long-term calendar for student travel and service opportunities.

PREPARATION: Expand our commitment to outstanding instruction and individualized support.

  • Create a curriculum that intentionally integrates science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
  • Establish a system to help students embrace and create long-term academic and life plans.
  • Evaluate Learning Resources Center's service and staffing needs, with an initial goal of staffing the Center with expertise in learning support.
  • Establish more centralized and intentionally staffed study hours supervision for boarding students needing additional support.
  • Establish predictable opportunities for academic enrichment for students seeking additional challenge by evaluating our options for upper level courses and solidifying our relationship with the University of the South to create more dependable course enrollment.
  • Further strengthen faculty and staff.
  • Enhance the emotional and physical care of students.
  • Establish longitudinal satisfaction surveys for all constituencies: current students, parents, alumni, and faculty and staff, taking advantage of resources available through our professional associations.

DISTINCTION: Solidify, enhance, and market the distinguishing programs that capitalize on our geography, history, and reputation.

  • Commit resources and personnel to ensure the long-term viability and enhancement of outdoor and environmental education, including but not limited to farming, mountain biking, ongoing campus-based research, and climbing. Encourage curricular connections and linkages among these programs.
  • Commit resources and personnel to becoming a regional center for culture and creativity, including but not limited to McCrory Hall programming, SAS Gallery and Visiting Artists' Program, and Shakerag Workshops. Encourage curricular connections and linkages among these programs.
  • Investigate and retool longstanding programs to seek optimum student experience and economy in Afternoon Programs, including athletic offerings.
  • Investigate and retool longstanding programs to seek optimum student experience and economy in grade level programming.

LEGACY: Build on the school's legacy of grace and generosity.

  • Strengthen the leadership of the school by seeking trustees with the acumen and resources to provide counsel and high level financial support.
  • Determine the optimal balance for administrative and teaching duties and transition to a stable administrative structure.
  • Strengthen our finance/business model to ensure financial stability and sustainability.
  • Strengthen our admission practices to ensure financial stability and sustainability.
  • Strengthen development practices to ensure financial stability and sustainability.
  • Continue stewardship of our campus and resources.

How will St. Andrew's-Sewanee School distinguish itself in the 21st century?

Perspective

We seek to celebrate our place while cultivating "worldwise" connection.

Communication

We seek to carefully consider how and what we communicate individually, collectively, and institutionally.

Preparation

We seek to foster resourcefulness as we engage in real work in the real world.

Voice

We seek to further value and empower the many voices of our community.

Well Being

We seek to make every decision with the health and well being of each individual and our school in mind.


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