Foxcroft School Strategic Plan 2020

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Foxcroft School Strategic Plan 2020 PLANNING TODAY FOR FOXCROFT’S TOMORROW

One of our key responsibilities as a Board is to regularly review our progress and update our Strategic Plan, which helps us define our long-range goals as a school and make decisions on allocating resources to pursue these goals. — Lisa Bard Knowles ’78, Foxcroft Trustee

Over two years ago, Foxcroft set out to envision priorities for the next five to seven years that would build upon the successes of our 2016 Strategic Plan: Her Future is Our Future. We embarked on an intentional process that involved gathering information and ideas from the entire community; researching trends, demographics, and data; and reviewing key planning documents and critical areas such as our Campus Master Plan, deferred maintenance, campaign feasibility, and financial projections. We convened several task forces to synthesize the data, help us shape our vision, and articulate four key priorities with supporting goals around teaching and learning, our campus, our community, and sustainability. Even though the pandemic posed challenges to Foxcroft, it was an accelerant towards advancing our strategic priorities. The future and the vision became our now as faculty honed their curriculum to focus on skills over content and created assessments to demonstrate students’ progress towards mastering those skills. As a school, we had to upgrade our educational technology to support our students on campus and online. And community wellbeing became an important priority. The strong position of our School, the expert leadership of our Board and administrators, and the knowledge and commitment of our outstanding faculty meant we never really took our eye off the long-term direction for our School, even as we responded to the crisis of the moment. The work was hard and still is, and we are stronger for is. Our North Star, our students, sit at the center of our priorities, always. The four strategic priorities are outlined here; I hope you will enjoy learning about the inspiring vision we have laid out for our future. More importantly, I hope you will think about your role in making this future come to life to ensure that Foxcroft remains strong for generations of girls to come.

Catherine S. McGehee, Head of School


Foxcroft’s Portrait of a Graduate

Inspire students to learn and lead in college and beyond through innovative and adaptive teaching. •

Ensure a rigorous, flexible, and forward-thinking academic program rooted in how girls learn best.

Utilize technology that supports the best pedagogical practices for girls.

Support faculty in embracing dynamic teaching strategies, outlined in Foxcroft’s Portrait of an Educator, which helps each student explore her unique voice.

Learn more about our Portrait of a Graduate on our website.


Foxcroft’s Beautiful Campus Strengthen our active, healthy, and sustainable​​ learning and living environment to help​​graduates become socially responsible citizens​​for a strong future. •

Enhance Foxcroft’s facilities to foster the skills,​​ knowledge, and leadership capabilities of our students.

Prioritize environmental stewardship by utilizing our​​campus more intentionally.

Learn more about the Building For Our Future campaign on our website.


Foxcroft’s Interconnected Community

Celebrate and strengthen our diverse and global community in which graduates recognize their courage to take action, and effect positive change in the world. •

Grow a diverse Foxcroft community and deploy resources to support it.

Recognize, enlist, and leverage the talents and resources of Foxcroft’s constituents and the local community.

Proudly share our unique and diverse Foxcroft stories.


Foxcroft’s Adaptability ​ rioritize resources, maintain flexibility, and P develop innovative ideas that will allow Foxcroft to lead by example, fulfill its mission, and thrive.​ •

Attract resources to accomplish our vision.

Align budget to the School’s strategic priorities.

Ensure Foxcroft’s bright future by developing and​​implementing a robust succession plan for key leadership.

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