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Strategic Plan Priorities

Strategic Plan

Integrated throughout our strategic priorities are continued efforts to tell our school's great story. As we execute our plan, we will develop new ways to extol the value of a Dexter Southfield education, a classical foundation built for innovation; to explain the advantages of single-sex education during the formative Pre-Kindergarten through Class 8 years, and offering the "best of both worlds" for upper school students with many classes being co-ed; to enhance our branding and marketing efforts; to celebrate the experiences of Dexter Southfield alumni and current families; and to engage alumni and current families in the life of the School.‚Äč

Faculty Support and Development

Our school will recruit, retain, support, and develop the best faculty for its students and core programs in order to achieve its mission. Our school will do the following:

a. Make its compensation-and-benefits package competitive, equitable, and clear
b. Systematize professional development with augmented resources and clear direction
c. Increase time allotted for communication and collaboration among faculty
d. Ensure a robust and equitable supervision and evaluation system as a key element of professional growth

Financial Strength

Our school will continually develop its financial strength over the long term in order to fulfill its mission. Our school will do the following:

a. Focus investments and expenditures on mission-centered programs and
b. Build enrollment of mission-appropriate students to optimal size and structure to achieve our educational and financial goals
c. Use financial aid strategically
d. Develop coordinated advancement efforts to support the goals of the Plan
e. Manage the endowment and annual draw appropriately for short and long
f. Generate revenue from facilities and auxiliary programs

Student Experience

Our students will develop their individual talents to the highest possible levels, and they will demonstrate a commitment to learning, strong character, confident leadership, compassionate service, humility, resourcefulness, and independence. Our school will do the following:

a. Refine curricular and extracurricular programs to enhance the student experience and develop skills for success in the modern world
b. Differentiate the experiences for students in the three major divisions
c. Take full advantage of its unique structure as one Pre-K-12 school on one
campus with coordinate single-sex programs, differentiating as appropriate the experiences and outcomes for boys and girls
d. Ensure matters of diversity among the student body, among the faculty, and in the program are attended to

Facilities Development

Our school will develop purpose-appropriate, flexible, attractive, and well-maintained facilities to fulfill its mission and to provide the best and most efficient use for it students. Our school will do the following:

a. Continue to invest in the campus to maintain the highest standards of utility,
safety, and beauty
b. Develop a comprehensive long-term plan for facilities, focusing on science,
technology, engineering, and math (STEM); athletics; the arts; and informal
spaces for students


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