Strategic Plan


 

With Christ as our foundation, education within Walla Walla Catholic Schools begins with helping students grow in their understanding of who Christ made them to be, what they are each destined for as children of God, and how to engage this world as Christian citizens in a society of changing values. This is our role in fulfilling the teaching mission of the Church.

We therefore join as partners with our parents and three parishes to educate our students by providing challenging curriculum and extracurricular offerings enlivened by faith, love and a caring supportive community. We now dedicate ourselves to the body of work outlined in this Strategic Plan and by doing so, will achieve the vision established for our schools to impact our local community and the larger world for Christ -- not only in the next five years but through 2030 and beyond.  

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Pillar 1: Faith and Identity

 

Catholic education is above all a question of communicating Christ, of helping to form Christ in the lives of others. (St. John Paul II)

As a vital part of the teaching mission of the Church, Walla Walla Catholic Schools exist to foster and strengthen personal relationships with Jesus Christ and to be a communal witness to the Gospel. The schools will be intentional about cultivating the Christian formation of our students and school community, and encourage every person associated with WWCS, whether student, teacher, staff, parent, or friend, to show and feel Christ’s love in our midst.

We will focus our efforts in the next three to five years on parish integration, personal engagement and vocation, cultivation of virtue, and service learning.

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Pillar 2: Academic Excellence

 

Happy are those who find wisdom, and those who get understanding, for her income is better than silver, and her revenue better than gold. (Proverbs 3:12-14)

The Walla Walla Catholic Schools are committed to providing a strong, well-rounded Catholic education that motivates students to realize and achieve their full academic potential. Supported by close relationships with faculty, staff, and parents and challenged by a vibrant Catholic curriculum, students at all academic levels will be provided with a foundation for lifelong learning, productive community engagement, and a fulfilling vocation.

We will focus our efforts in the next three to five years on curricular review, post-graduation planning, developing an alumni mentorship and internship program, increasing support staff, and developing a more robust language program.

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Pillar 3: Student Life

 

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.

(1 Cor. 12:4-6)

We are committed to growing the whole student and using their God-given talents to instill and develop a breadth of interests beyond academics, both in and out of the classroom.  Through strong electives, extracurricular activities, and athletics, we seek to foster that growth in a supportive, Christ-centered environment.

We will focus our efforts in the next three to five years on a review of our elective and athletics programs, establishment of student clubs, and establishing targeted counseling resources at Assumption.  

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Pillar 4: Enrollment & Community Building

The future is, most of all, in the hands of those people who recognize the other as a 'you' and themselves as part of an 'us.' We all need each other. (Pope Francis)

Walla Walla Catholic Schools’ strategic plan for enrollment is driven by our vision to become the first choice for Catholic families and other families in our community looking for a Christ-centered education in the Walla Walla Valley.  Our ideal enrollment level will maximize offerings and activities, while maintaining the benefits of small class size and strong community. We are committed to ensuring all our programs and efforts represent  our core principles.

We will focus our efforts in the next three to five years on actively engaging our current and prospective community members, setting goals, improving relationships with the parishes, alumni and friends, looking for innovative ways to aid all families with affordability.

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Pillar 5: Sustainable Stewardship

 

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. (1 Peter 4:10)

Walla Walla Catholic Schools must have vital infrastructure in place to fulfill our mission, to operate with excellence, and to resource the expectations established in this Strategic Plan. Our schools have been blessed by the generosity and stewardship of previous and current generations as evidenced by our facilities, grounds, technology, and financial viability.  We will continue to manage, steward, and increase our resources with vision in order to position Walla Walla Catholic Schools for a successful and sustainable future.

We will focus our efforts in the next three to five years on conducting a facilities use study, creating a one campus building vision, growing the endowment, formulating a technology plan, and carry out a capital campaign for building improvements.

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