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2018-2021 Strategic Plan

Goal
Strategies
Position St. Clare School for a strong and stable future
  • Grow enrollment with strategic approach to recruitment and retention (Priority 1).
  • Provide transparent and stable funding stream to sustain and expand programming.
  • Improve Parent Experience: Streamline communication and “asks” of parent community for dollars and time.
Strengthen the connection between St. Clare School and St. Clare Parish Community
  • Partner with Preschool leadership to capitalize on strength of existing outcomes and cultures in both programs.
  • Partner with Parish leadership to increase awareness of School Ministry and student participation at weekly Saturday and Sunday masses.
Goal
Strategies
Ensure access to Catholic education for all interested families
  • Maintain endowment through increased parish and community giving.
  • Provide education on the benefits of donation matches to parish and school community.
Teach and live Gospel values
  • Promote the development of a relationship with Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit to students and school families.
  • Promote and develop positive communication and interactions among students (Priority 1).
  • Expand “All Are Welcome” messaging into a Strategic Inclusion plan that invites non-Catholic and underrepresented families to share and celebrate the power of God’s love.
  • Be Christ-like to others: Offer integrated service experiences to entire St. Clare Community.
Goal
Strategies
Support students to live and work in a constantly changing world
  • Expand current STEM curriculum offering at St. Clare as a strategic differentiator (Priority 1).
  • Upgrade existing classroom to modernized science learning space to support STEM curriculum.
Ensure that our teachers, principal, staff and families have the resource they need to engage students
  • Ongoing funding of the Professional Development Fund for faculty.
  • Parent community is offered and uses education resources.
Goal
Strategies
Strive for excellence by meeting the academic needs of diverse learners focusing on students needing extra support and students needing additional challenges
  • Align Learning Specialist Resources offerings to meet demand (Priority 1).
  • Support teachers with professional development in this area.
Encourage healthy habits
  • Support Healthy Eating Committee in driving nutritional improvements at St. Clare school.
Provide learning spaces required for healthy development
Improve facilities to drive strategic goals with targeted investments
  • Improve the building through necessary improvements and repairs as needed.
Achieve nationally recognized standards in school-based emergency preparedness
  • Partner with Parish and Preschool to formalize Emergency Preparedness Initiative with work plan and goals.
  • Increase preparedness partnerships within SW Portland community.