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Strategic Plan 2024-2028

Graduation 2023

60 MORE YEARS OF EDUCATING HEARTS AND MINDS!

Bishop McNamara High School is proud to share our Strategic Plan for 2025-2028, which is the culmination of input from our students, parents, faculty and staff, alumni, and the Board of Directors.

What is the Strategic Plan for?

  • Gathers data from our primary consumer and our primary producers
  • Defines a new end point for our journey and map
  • Suggests mile posts for progress
Partner, Process & Plan
  • Independent School Management (ISM)
    • Faculty Focus
  • Board Education Family, Student, Board & Employee Surveys
    • Parents – 80% Gen X, 44% Adv Degree, 33% Attended Private School
  • Focus Groups of Families & Faculty
  • Working Committee of Parents, Board Members, Faculty & Staff
  • April – August of 2023
  • 1,000 surveys, 400 Pages of raw data, 250 PowerPoint slides for review, and collectively, and 500 hours of committee participation!
Means of Input for Strategic Plan

ELEVATE OUR STUDENT EXPERIENCE

  • Enhance the overall student experience by prioritizing and improving student well-being.
  • Investigate policy adjustments to support 21st century learning and growing.
  • Perform “best-in-class” on AP and SAT benchmarks.
  • Survey student well-being annually for the next two years and every two years thereafter to measure factors beyond sleep and stress that lead to flourishing students.
  • Review mental health services and develop an intervention plan that impacts mental health and well-being.
  • Refine and overhaul academic course offerings and AP programs to ensure maximum readiness for college and career.

INVEST IN OUR FACULTY

  • Ensure we are positioned to attract, develop, and retain faculty members who embody professional excellence and provide a world-class learning experience.
  • Invest in faculty compensation and professional development.
  • Support faculty to progress in meaningful and personalized professional development goals.
  • Explore 21st century work-place options to ensure health and retention.

BEST-IN-CLASS TIER-ONE SCHOOL

  • Define and determine what “tier-one” means to BMHS and benchmark accordingly with improved parent/faculty communication and branding.

  • Use elements from the BMHS Graduate Profile to guide stories and testimonials and adequately communicate our success to the greater Washington community.

CAMPUS & FACILITY ENHANCEMENT

  • Develop a comprehensive Campus Master Plan, including a review and focus on reducing campus carbon footprint and beginning work on the 100/200 hallway.

  • Explore best practices maintaining a safe and affirming space for students and employees.

Strategic Plan Grow our Endowment

GROW OUR ENDOWMENT

  • Grow Endowment from $4m to $10m to offset facilities work and scholarship/financial aid.

  • Align a multi-year strategic financial plan with the school’s overall plan and our identity as a “tier one” school.

Strategic Plan Fundraising Board
  • Create and update a board profile that outlines needed skills, abilities, and capacities.
  • Explore generative thinking/contingency planning based on specific scenarios on an annual basis and expand involvement of Board Members in donor cultivation and “asks.”
  • Commit to becoming a “fundraising board” that makes introductions, holds meetings, and makes the ask.

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