5-Year Strategic Plan

In April 2013, following a thoughtful process of evaluation and reflection, Marymount adopted a plan that identifies and addresses the school's strategic objectives for the next five years. The plan took shape over four months by a task force led by the Marymount Board of Regents using best practices of global companies.

The objectives articulated in the plan flow from the Marymount Mission and Vision and reflect the Mission and Goals of the RSHMNetwork of Schools. Additionally, the plan incorporates data from the school's CIS/NEASC accreditation self-study and recommendations from the accreditation visiting committee. The six main objectives outlined in the plan, which are listed below, touch upon diverse aspects of our school, from the composition of our student body to a forward-looking curriculum to a sound financial outlook.


Objective 1: Attract motivated, high-standard students while ensuring a balanced population according to nationality.

  • Implement a marketing plan leveraging Marymount’s competitive advantages:
    • Academic excellence/Longstanding and successful IB Diploma Program
    • Private, Catholic school
    • Venerable heritage
    • Member of a global network of schools
    • Beautiful and spacious campus
  • Create targeted marketing initiatives as needed
  • Review Admission’s Policy to align selection standards with Marymount learner profile
  • Publicize the school’s achievements and advantages

Objective 2: Further develop highly qualified staff

  • Attract, recruit, and retain committed and highly skilled staff who will embrace the school’s mission and deliver excellence
  • Develop highly effective recruitment, induction, and evaluation systems
  • Review and adjust salary and benefit structure as needed
  • Implement a highly supportive professional development system supported by an appropriate budget
  • Launch a “mentorship” program

Objective 3: Ensure a 21st Century curriculum

  • Implement the established curriculum review cycle
  • Implement cutting edge curriculum and best practice instruction
  • Create and implement an updated assessment policy across all levels
  • Differentiate instruction to maximize the potential of each student
  • Develop a school-wide professional development plan and policies linked to teacher appraisal
  • Build relationships with select universities to ensure alignment with university expectations
  • Develop and implement a leading edge technology plan
  • Kick-off a career internship program for incoming 11th grade students

Objective 4: Further develop a values oriented environment

  • Continue to cultivate the ethos of the school’s Catholic identity and RSHM mission
  • Strengthen the school community by further engaging students, staff, and parents in school life
  • Further cultivate a school climate among students, staff, and parents of respect for oneself and others

Objective 5: Ensure sound financial planning

  • Establish a CFO position
  • Develop short- and long-term plans that support the school’s mission
  • Establish a policy for viable reserves
  • Ensure that tuition fees are competitive in the Rome region
  • Establish a plan to meet ideal enrollment and staffing targets
  • Implement an on-going building and grounds capital plan with clear, cascading choices
  • Increase contributed income

Objective 6: Support the development of an efficient and effective governance structure

  • Ensure clarity among governing roles and responsibility for decision-making
  • Create systematic and transparent lines of communication between the school’s governing bodies and the wider school community
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