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Strategic Plan

2020 Vision Strategic Imperative for La Jolla Country Day School

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am delighted to introduce you to the strategic plan that will guide La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) for the coming three to five years.

The world at large and the world of education are changing with greater velocity than imagined even by the futurists of a mere 20 years ago. It is the obligation of a school community to respond to society’s changes in ways that both protect our students and prepare them for new ways of thinking, interacting, communicating and solving the new problems they will face.

At the same time, we must be guardians of the school as a safe haven for our students;  nourish their spirit and character; preserve our commitment to relationship-building; and assure that our strategic plan is in keeping with the history, culture and traditions that are uniquely ours and that we cherish.

In essence, we must take care to safeguard the qualities that have well served LJCDS until now while ensuring that tomorrow’s students will be as well prepared for the world they will face as today’s students are
for theirs.
 
Manish Parikh
Board of Trustees President

Strategic Plan Goals

GOAL 1:  CURRICULUM
We will boldly navigate the big shifts in education and embrace the future.

GOAL 2:  STUDENT WELL-BEING
We will nurture a school environment that inspires students to thrive academically, artistically, athletically and emotionally toward the goal of graduating young men and women of character.

GOAL 3:  COMMUNICATIONS
We will demonstrate the school’s value and build its reputation at the same time we assure connectedness and transparency within the school community.

GOAL 4:  SERVICE
We will help our students transform the world through a dedication to service and social responsibility that will extend beyond LJCDS.

GOAL 5:  PHILANTHROPY
We will construct an ethos of philanthropy that transcends one’s time at school.

GOAL 6:  OPERATIONS
We will position LJCDS as a leader among independent schools through best practices in governance, business and finance, the use of technology and facilities that respond to our students’ learning needs.
La Jolla Country Day School prepares individuals for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, personal growth and social responsibility.