A Plan for Our Future (Strategic Plan)

Vision & Goal: St. Mary Catholic School System is acknowledged for its academic excellence and delivery of an exceptional student experience. The system is financially stable (as defined by decreased line of credit, increased revenue, balanced budget) to ensure the long-term feasibility and continuation of SMCS education.

The SMCS Board of Trustees and administrative leadership team worked with a professional facilitator to lay the groundwork for a strategic plan for St. Mary Catholic Schools. The development of each of the four strategic plan initiatives is headed by a member of the SMCS Board of Trustees and a  staff member working in conjunction with a task force consisting of system personnel and community volunteers.

Each group has determined who will be directly impacted by their specific initiative (the stakeholders), and are meeting regularly to develop recommendations for meeting the goals. Each committee reports to the board of trustees at the monthly meeting.


Strategic Plan Initiatives

STRATEGY #1: Develop & Implement Recruitment & Retention Strategies to Grow Enrollment

Grow recruitment of new families in the system at all grade levels. Increase overall retention rates focusing on transition grades. Improve community perceptions and foster partnerships.

STRATEGY #2: Establish a Financially Stable Business Model

Create plan that, continues to deliver a balanced budget and increases third source fundraising while continuing to invest in academic initiatives which will set us apart in the marketplace and improve academic excellence. Implement cost management plan that includes collaboration, increased efficiencies (staffing and facilities) and assessment of future needs.

STRATEGY #3: Deliver Academic Excellence

Develop plan to ensure academic needs are met (and exceeded), education models are reviewed and considered, and professional development is encouraged and planned for… all in order to deliver a quality Catholic education in the most successful and efficient manner. 

STRATEGY #4: Create opportunities Enhance feelings of Community and Continuity within SMCS 

All interactions with our system, including academic, social, faith-based and co-curricular, are viewed as exceptional and directly interconnected from P-3 through high school.  These experiences are inspiring, engaging, growth oriented, progressive and endearing.  Students, families, parishioners and the community at large must not accept anything less at any level from our system.  SMCS will be respected as a community of inspirational educators, faculty, staff, students and families.