PLANNING for the next 100 years…
strategic pLan | 2014–2018
mission The Harvey School provides a college preparatory program that fosters lifelong learning and inspires students to develop the confidence and leadership qualities necessary to succeed in a diverse, competitive, and changing world. With our commitment to small class size, our community cultivates the strengths of each student through academic excellence, artistic exploration, athletic achievement, community service, and global understanding. (Mission updated 2014)
preparing for the future As The Harvey School prepares for its Centennial in 2015â€“16, we celebrate our heritage while positioning ourselves to anticipate our future needs. Over the past 98 years, while Harvey has experienced tremendous change, it has remained committed to its tradition of small class size, close faculty/student relationships and support, as well as the expectation and encouragement of effort in and out of the classroom. Members of the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, alumni and parents all took part in developing this strategic plan. The plan provides The Harvey School with a five-year roadmap for achieving our ideal future. The Board of Trustees and staff will review progress annually and update the plan as needed.
The Strategic Planning Committee asked the question, “What are the key areas that must be addressed in order for us to assure The Harvey School’s brightest future and legacy?”
four core areas: » peopLe: Students, faculty, alumni, board governance, enrollment, accessibility, communications, and community
» program: Curriculum, the arts, athletics, and technology
» faciLities: Current upgrades and future needs » resources: Financial resources, endowment needs and people-power
goaL: Strengthen the Harvey community by clarifying our mission, values, and vision
action items: Âť Enhance market message and communication. Âť Develop and articulate a consistent marketing platform.
GOAL: Optimize Harvey’s enrollment in size and quality
Action Items: » Maintain small class size and investigate the maximum number of students we can support.
» Continue to steadily enroll qualified students. » Maintain full enrollment in all programs. » Further strengthen "student lifecycle" strategies: attract, select, orient, educate, place, alumni.
» Continue to evaluate financial aid goals to assure accessibility.
goaL: Ensure excellence in leadership and governance
action items: » Work aggressively to attract, recruit and retain the best faculty and staff.
» Strive to achieve excellence in leadership skills and professional development for faculty and staff.
» Deepen and enhance Board leadership effectiveness. » Adapt a systematic approach to strategic planning that will continuously evaluate the strategic goals of Harvey and report results to the Board.
goaL: Enhance the academic and extra-curricular programming to support the smooth transition from school to success in college and life
action items: Âť Advance the curriculum to reflect our values and vision, and prepare our students for opportunities and challenges beyond Harvey.
Âť Explore and evaluate expansion opportunities to enrich the school. Âť Continue providing an international student program that will be a reasonable representation of the overall size of the school while continuing to offer a five-day boarding school program.
goaL: Ensure state-of-the-art facilities
action items: Âť Examine all facilities to ensure their optimal use. Âť Update Campus Master Plan and ensure that security, deferred maintenance, and technology needs are met.
goaL: Assure long-term financial health of school
action items: » Deepen the culture of philanthropy with parents, alumni, and students.
» Expand the endowment. » Investigate alternate revenue sources.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES Eileen Walker, Chair Philip Bowers, Vice Chair Maury Leone, Vice Chair Barry Fenstermacher, President Charles Krasne, Treasurer Daniel K. Chapman ’73, President, Alumni Association Thomas E. Dodd
Debbie Finkel, President, Parents’ Association Edward W. Kelly Raymond G. Kuntz Jeffrey Lasdon Edward Maluf Jane Petty Joseph Plummer William B. Roberts ’51 Dawn H. Robertson Elizabeth Schwartz
Wallace Schwartz David Silk Andrea Tessler Karen Walant J. Eric Wise Mike Drude, Secretary of the Corporation Frank A. Weil ’44, Honorary Alice DeSomma, Emerita
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