Developing the Plan
The 2019-2024 Strategic Plan was developed in collaboration with the school board committees (Advancement, Facilities, Finance, Long Range and Strategic Planning, Marketing and Enrollment, Mission Effectiveness, and STEM Design) along with school administrators, families (through a survey) and the council of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament. National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, as identified and published by Loyola University, provided a framework for universal characteristics of excellence in Catholic education.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a roadmap for continuing IWA’s emphasis on providing a faith-filled, safe and challenging educational environment across all grade levels that establishes a solid foundation for each and every child’s success. Goals and strategies were identified within six areas of focus: Mission and Catholic Identify; Academic and Instructional Excellence; Facilities; Student Life; Marketing and Enrollment; and Stewardship. A target completion date and applicable National Benchmarks are noted in parenthesis following each strategy.