When we began our strategic visioning process in spring 2018, our goal was to listen to the voices of our many constituents—students, parents, faculty, staff, alumnae, friends of the School—and to hear what they believed Ellis does particularly well, what opportunities we have for improvement, and, most importantly, in what ways can we continue to be a spectacular launching pad for girls and young women into today’s world.
Our 18 months of listening, conversation, and study has resulted in a dynamic, exciting, and clear directive for our work over the next five years. We have updated our mission and vision statements to reflect the compelling promises we make to families and the unique proposition our school community and program provide for our students. We couldn’t be more energized about our future, and look forward to sharing our mission, vision, and priorities with you. Our strategic priorities fall into five main categories: Enhancing and Enriching our Visionary Program, Recruiting and Retaining a Vibrant Student Body, Building an Exemplary School Climate, Supporting Facilities that Enhance our Program, and Ensuring the Long Term Financial Health of the School.
We are immensely grateful to everyone who participated in this visioning journey, and invite all who love Ellis to climb aboard for the next phase of this remarkable school’s adventures. Away we go!
With enthusiasm and gratitude,
Macon Finley Michael Haggerty
Head of School Chair, Board of Trustees