Plan 175 describes an aspirational path forward for us that is true to our mission and vision and makes way for Friends’ Central to thrive into our next 175 years. It is the product of wide community involvement, including surveys and focus groups of students, parents, and alumni/ae, and a committee of faculty, administrators, and board members who interpreted the data and shaped the Plan’s recommendations. We are grateful to community members for their participation—it was invaluable.
Plan 175 fortifies Friends’ Central’s ability to provide our students with an outstanding education. It invests in our talented faculty, with specific focus on supporting cutting-edge curriculum development and nurturing opportunities for deepened collaboration with students—both of which are at the heart of our School’s strength. Our Board of Trustees approved Plan 175 in the spring. Since that time, administrators and faculty have developed action plans and begun phased implementation. Plan 175 is intended to be a flexible, living document. Consistent with the Friends’ concept of continuing revelation, we expect that new ideas and initiatives will emerge that will further the goals of the Plan.