Every great institution needs guidance in order to succeed. A constant focus on our school Mission and the Goals for Schools of the Holy Child keeps us faithful to the direction set for us by Cornelia Connelly. We also know that moving Mayfield Junior School forward, to better serve our children, is a shared responsibility that calls for thoughtful planning, collaborative work and careful oversight. During the 2012-2013 school year a dedicated and involved group of community members, in collaboration with me and the Board of Trustees, have worked to craft “A Strategic Design for Mayfield Junior School.”
Our goal was to create a guiding document that is carefully coordinated, adaptable and true to the fundamental elements of our Mission. We intentionally opted for a less static “design” format that will allow us to incorporate our ongoing progress into subsequent institutional initiatives. A traditional framework, controlled by a prescribed time period, would not allow us to adjust our sights accordingly.
The five elements included are intertwined with each other, and intended to lead us toward broad and diverse growth. We understand that every area of need or opportunity is not listed, yet feel that most goals of tomorrow will align with at least one Element, giving it strategic relevance. Within the Design we have created an expectation for review and consideration that will effectively monitor our work.
Mayfield Junior School continues to improve and we are excited about the possibilities the future holds for us.
Joseph J. Gill