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Strategic Plan

Fall 2016 Update

By the fall of 2016, Shore has made measurable progress in all four areas of our Strategic Plan: Teaching & Learning, Early Childhood Education, Communications, and Affordability & Accessibility. Click each of the major goals within the four areas of focus below to see notes on progress and next steps.

Teaching & Learning

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Implement external curricular review

    • Piloted process through external review of Grade 8 history curriculum
    • Planned to expand pilot process to other grades and subjects
  • Commit to challenging students

    • Increased emphasis on differentiated instruction to offer challenge and support for individual students
    • Expanded discussion-based, student-driven learning with Harkness tables in eight new classrooms
  • Focus on relevant education and character skills

    • Began the process of developing a Pre-K – Grade 9 articulation of Shore's concept-based, interdisciplinary education
    • Incorporated Missions Skills and Mission Skills Assessment in marketing language, website, and Admissions materials
  • Next step

    • Extend commitment to challenging students in a supportive, innovative environment

Early Childhood Education

List of 4 frequently asked questions.


List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Develop a coherent articulation of the Shore education

    • Engaged faculty, Admissions, and Admin Team to create core value propositions and market differentiation
    • Launched website redesign to highlight core values, differentiators, and thought leadership
    • Created new materials to support Admissions and marketing strategy
  • Develop a communications plan

    • Hired Director of Marketing and Communications
    • Created integrated plan for 2015-2016
  • Next step

    • Execute plan for 2015-16

Affordability & Accessibility

List of 4 frequently asked questions.