Choices, Assumptions and Ambitions: An Introduction to the Strategic Plan by Head of School Jim Best
The process of developing this plan has been intensive and inclusive. We began by conducting quantitative surveys and qualitative focus groups with every constituency in the Dalton community. Our Board provided feedback, guidance and structure at every stage of revision and re-imagining. The following pages are the result of more than a year of listening to the people of Dalton — their hopes and dreams, their concerns and critiques, their ambitions and aspirations.
Stewarding our resources in visionary, pragmatic ways
Moving Forward Together
Where We're Going
This is a five-year plan—long enough to establish a vision, short enough to put it into practice. It is a plan that assumes a constant process of re-examination and re-invigoration. It should leave Dalton nimble, refreshed and well-resourced in 2023.
As we move forward, we will use Dalton’s founding principles as a touchstone for our priorities, initiatives and actions. As we bring the plan to life, we want to make sure that:
Our generosity gives us the resources to live out our enduring vision: meeting the needs and ambitions of our students.