The past year was an exciting one for the Strategic Plan. Highlights include the recent “Stand Up! Student Activism at Independent Schools” symposium, which centered on the Equity & Inclusion pillar of the Strategic Plan, and the second annual health and wellness summit, “Strengthening Our Commitment to the Whole Student and the Whole Community,” which focused upon all three of our pillars. At the beginning of the year, we hosted discussions with Stanford’s Denise Pope, an expert in curriculum studies, student engagement, and qualitative-research methods.
In the spring we presented the “Andover Endeavor Update and Look Ahead,” an overview on the implementation work our community has accomplished for the Strategic Plan during the last two-and-a-half years, to the Board of Trustees and others. Featured work from this year included continued conversations about what we desire to see in a future academic day and calendar year at Andover: “We are starting again on schedule and calendar, but we are not starting from scratch.” Our community also advanced sustainability efforts, made progress on our multi-year health curriculum, and explored interdisciplinary opportunities on campus, among other initiatives.
For more information on the implementation of the Strategic Plan, please visit the Andover Endeavor Update and Look Ahead.