Stonehaven's Board of Trustees is excited to communicate with our school family the strategic plan for the school's future. The Board is grateful for the great success and stability achieved during the past four years. We are excited to transition the school from a position of stability to its desire to grow its influence and presence in the community. We believe God has placed us in a position to plan and dream big about the school's exciting future.
The school has enjoyed a consistent level of growth of 10% per year over the past five years. Resulting from an intentional focus on enhancing the middle school program, we have seen the middle school enrollment grow from 6 students in 2013-2014 to 36 students this year (2017-2018). In addition, our year-to-year retention has increased to 85-90% during the past three reenrollment seasons. These are all strong indicators that Stonehaven has been successfully delivering on its stated mission and vision.
In 2015 we laid the groundwork for the foundation of Stonehaven's future. The strategic plan process required the Board of Trustees to develop a thoughtful multi-year approach to fulfill Stonehaven's vision. Revisiting the strategic plan has been difficult, but also has been incredibly rewarding to follow God's calling in shaping Stonehaven's future. Through this work, we have reaffirmed our commitment to classical Christian education, to our mission, and to Stonehaven's foundational commitments.
Although God has blessed us with stability the past few years, we realize that "what got us here, won't get us there." Our work has centered on defining what "there" means in terms of achieving our goals and laying the groundwork to help us get "there." The depth of the inquiry challenged us with tough questions including "What are Stonehaven's campus needs of the future?" "When and how can we complete the trivium?" Although we don't have complete answers for all of our questions, we have a definitive and prioritized plan to address them with input and effort from the Stonehaven family.
What can you do? The most important thing is to get involved. Connect with Stonehaven and serve the school. Learn more about our strategic plan and offer your assistance in areas where you have a talent that can help benefit the work.
Achieving many of the goals in our strategic plan will require financial investment, sweat equity from our Stonehaven family, and a new level of ambassadorship. We are asking our community to dream with us and consider how you can help us grow in our ability to glorify God by cultivating truth, goodness, and beauty in our students.
Gordon Hwang, Chairman
Board of Trustees