Over the last five years, Casa di Mir has seen a tremendous amount of growth and change. We have expanded our program to include middle school, and graduated our first class of 8th graders. We’ve opened new classrooms, increased our facility space by 50%, increased our staff by a third, and increased our fundraising potential by 100%. The growth that we’ve seen has been amazing. It has truly taken Casa di Mir, and the opportunities afforded to its student body, to the next level.
GOING FORWARD, WE WILL FOCUS ON FOUR KEY PRIORITIES:
We welcome input and ideas from our community as we move forward with these initiatives. If you have suggestions, please let us know. Contact Wanda Whitehead, head of school, by calling 408.370.3073 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOAL 1. BUILD A STRONGER PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS THROUGH GREATER COMMUNICATION.
A great partnership is built on steady meaningful communications. At Casa di Mir, we will increase communications with our greatest partners — our parents. More communications between school and parent, teacher and parent, and parent to parent, will make our school a stronger, more vibrant community. Here’s how we’ll do it:
GOAL 2. PROMOTE SUSTAINED HEALTHY GROWTH ROOTED IN TRADITION.
The natural, healthy transitions of growth over time will continue at the school. To accommodate those changes while staying true to our philosophy, Casa di Mir will sustain and strengthen the core Montessori values, culture and organizational structure that have made it exceptional since its founding. To achieve this, we’ll:
GOAL 3. APPLY MONTESSORI PRINCIPLES TO STUDENT TECHNOLOGY USE.
Casa di Mir’s overlying technology goal is to bring integrity to student use of technology — to ensure it enhances creativity and learning — while providing the skills needed to succeed in today’s digitally driven world. To do this, Casa will:
GOAL 4. CREATE A WELCOMING CASA INSIDE AND OUT.
Tranquil, welcoming surroundings are the hallmark of a Montessori school. They open students’ hearts, minds and spirits to learning. At Casa di Mir, we are committed to giving our students such a space.
To do this, over the next five years, Casa will improve and develop both campuses inside and out. This will benefit our students and families. And it will attract new families who often make decisions based on first impressions.
NOTE: This text was originally published in the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan issued Fall 2016.