The Backstory to the Fulfilling the Strategic Vision Campaign
In 2016, the Board of Trustees of Cathedral School for Boys launched an ambitious strategic planning process. Over the course of a year, a committee composed of Board Members, staff, alumni, and parents engaged in a course of study that centered on one essential question: How do we provide the finest educational experience for boys anywhere?
The work consisted of interviews, parent forums, school visits, surveys, and a great deal of research and debate. What emerged was a plan, approved by the Board in 2017, that includes three overarching goals:
- Maintaining our leadership in boys’ education so that we prepare boys for success in high school and in an increasingly complicated world.
- Fostering a community that attracts and supports talented educators and remains accessible to all qualified students regardless of background.
- Improving the use of learning space, both on campus and off, to support new educational approaches and better meet the needs of boys and teachers.
With these goals set, the School began the work of implementing them. To date, we've achieved the following:
- Increased student diversity, from 38% to 42%
- Developed the Community Scholars Program, designed to attract high-achieving, underrepresented students to our middle school.
- Implemented of the Lower School Co-Lead Model
- Established the Forbes’ Master Teacher Chair
- Built the Upper School science suite
- Enhanced staff salaries and benefits to ensure that we attract, retain, and develop the finest professional staff.
- Grew our endowment by almost 30%
While we've accomplished a lot in the past two years, there is still more to do to fully implement our Strategic Plan—
namely, the construction of additional classroom space and the renovation of existing classrooms. These projects will serve to not only provide better learning spaces for our students that reflect modern educational research and methods, but will also provide faculty with more resources and room to implement cutting-edge teaching approaches.
You may review our Strategic Plan 2017-22 below.