As the sun streams through the canyons washing the campus quads with warmth, the grass greens, the pear trees flower and elevated idealism abounds. This is a spectacularly vibrant time at Waterford!
With seven weeks remaining in the 2018-19 school year, I write to update you on our strategic plan implementation progress.
While Waterford continues to be animated by a sense of purpose, we remain steadfastly committed to the core purpose of teaching and learning in the liberal arts tradition. Each day in our classrooms, our committed faculty challenge your talented children to pursue the depth and breadth of our program instilling curiosity, and a love of life-long learning that provides the path to pursue lives of meaning and purpose.
Motivated by our mission to provide a world-class, liberal arts education that stimulates intellect, ignites passion and shapes character we continue to ardently pursue improvement through the five goals articulated in our strategic plan – teaching excellence, the student experience, community partnerships, awareness and outreach and fiscal sustainability.
In an effort to maximize mission efficacy, and enhance the learning experience for students, all members of our community – faculty, staff, administration, parents, students and trustees are happily working to operationalize each of our planning initiatives:
There is a palpable buzz of energy and excitement, as we work to execute our planning objectives in support of great teaching and and learning at Waterford!
I close with my deepest gratitude to so many who have embraced the opportunity for improvement. Together, we write the exciting next chapters at Waterford and support transformational learning, one child at a time. The liberal arts teach your child how to think, question, and productively engage in a dynamic world that is increasingly more interconnected and interdependent than at any time in human history. Your children, Waterford graduates, are the leaders of tomorrow – and we need them now more than ever.
We are grateful to be in partnership with you in this most noble work!
As always, reach out at any time should you have questions or feedback.
Yours in education,
Andrew Menke, Head of School
September 30, 2020
April 17, 2020
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