Blue Ribbon

Strategic Plan


Building Leaders Through 

Transformative Education


Our Mission
Notre Dame Academy, a Catholic school dedicated to Mary and committed to academic excellence exists to educate young women to make a difference in the world.


Our Vision 
Transformative women leaders embracing God’s goodness in our world.



MISSION

1. Ensure ongoing commitment and integrity of SND tradition, mission and educational principles.

● Ensure and communicate that the NDA experience is defined by SND heritage and spirituality
● Create Succession plan that identifies and prepares emerging leaders committed to the SND charism and heritage
● Ensure an effective transition to SND/USA and the new sponsorship model


PEOPLE
2. Attract, support and retain a diverse and inclusive student body, faculty, staff and board. 

● Initiate implementation of recommendations of the ad hoc Diversity Committee to increase student, faculty, staff and board diversity. 
● Develop recruitment plan to recruit and retain highly qualified Faculty and Staff through strategic evaluation and competitive compensation plan: increase parity to public schools by 10%
● Enhance curriculum offering to include global awareness and engagement.

PROGRAMS
3. Create new and innovative opportunities for student learning that support the needs of young women in the 21st century.

● Ensure that NDA provides sustainable programs and services to support and meet the spiritual, personal, emotional and physical wellness for students
● Provide co-curricular opportunities that support effective skills in leadership, communication, collaboration and healthy relationships.
● Offer academic programs that embrace innovation and best practice to prepare all students for post-secondary success and lifelong learning. 

RESOURCES
4. Implement a resource acquisition and management plan to ensure long-term fiscal sustainability. 

● Develop a resource model that ensures program and facility development and sustainability 
● Maximize resource opportunities though an effective tuition model and meaningful philanthropic engagement with supporters. 
● Implement resource model that supports program and facility development and long term maintenance

REPUTATION
5. Build and enhance dynamic community presence and awareness.

● Increase community engagements to advance the school’s mission through effective relationship building.
● Engage a marketing and advancement strategies that maximize enrollment and stakeholder engagement and support.
● Build NDA brand embracing SND sponsorship and ongoing innovation and best practice