The GHS Strategic Plan identifies the mission and long-term goals and objectives, as well as implementation steps that drive all that GHS delivers.
The strategic planning process is an exercise in which constituents from our community -- parents, faculty, staff and board members -- come together to review, revise and develop the long-term priorities for GHS. A cross-section of parent participants are selected by the board and administration based upon experience, school volunteer activities, and previously expressed interest in additional school involvement.
If you would like to contribute toward achieving our articulated goals and objectives, please talk to our Head of School about the various parent committees and consider giving some of your time in this capacity. Together, as a community, we continue to build on our core strengths and further the growth and development of our very special school.
Golden Hills School prides itself on providing an excellent educational program for students that inspires a love of learning and empowers each child to achieve his or her personal best. Pedagogy changes over time and we must make sure that we keep pace with that change. With high standards in academics and character development, we prepare our students to be confident and successful global citizens.
All constituents of an organization are integral in ensuring continued success. It is of utmost importance that the Board of Trustees evaluates its structure, size, skills and composition to ensure its effectiveness. Golden Hills School prides itself on recruiting and employing high caliber administration, staff and teachers. The School needs to ensure that it develops a competitive compensation package in order to attract and continue to retain its high quality personnel. Supporting new families and students is also an integral component in ensuring continued excellence. The cornerstone for all constituents of organizational excellence at Golden Hills School is the school’s mission.
Golden Hills School is a close, diverse community that values school spirit and believes strongly in cultivating a culture of integrity, respect and service to others. The School maintains high standards in character development and places great value on embracing citizens that take pride in themselves, their school and the greater community. A successful and healthy educational institution embraces and encourages a collaborative relationship between families and the school, which helps foster and support student success.
A continued and prominent focus on marketing and admissions is necessary in order to ensure the health and stability of Golden Hills School. It is very important that the school communicate its brand and value to the internal and external community in order to remain competitive and grow enrollment. The school needs to clearly define its differentiators that set it apart from local schools, as well as continue to embrace additional possibilities that will further help the school maintain top status in the area. Consistent outreach to alumni and maintaining a relationship with them is integral to a successful marketing and admissions program.
Financial sustainability is of paramount importance in any educational institution. As a school, it is important to use our long-range budgeting tool to successfully fund all strategic initiatives. This will require the school to evaluate tuition levels and fundraising capabilities. The school successfully provides high academic standards which necessitates a faculty and staff of high caliber. To maintain this quality of education, GHS must create a plan to offer a more competitive compensation package. Furthermore, increasing diversity is of great importance and offering financial aid will further our diverse population, as well as provide additional tuition revenue through increased enrollment. In the event of economic uncertainty and any planned or unexpected facility needs, it is imperative that the school establish a stronger cash reserve balance. Stronger fundraising efforts will provide much needed support for funding the school’s goals and strategic initiatives.