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  • To meet the needs of the whole child and develop their full and unique potential
  • To communicate our institutional identity and practices to both internal and external stakeholders
  • To more effectively recruit and retain mission appropriate families and highly qualified faculty/staff
  • To provide a consistent, cohesive and challenging educational program
  • To affirm that creative expression is essential to whole child education
  • To ensure the Westerly community acts as ambassadors for the unique mission of our school 

Action Steps: 

  • Explore and implement best practices for inquiry-based learning and whole child education
  • Communicate frequently and intentionally how Westerly School lives its mission, core values and educational philosophy
  • Connect all initiatives, events, and programs to Westerly’s mission and core values 

Progress as of June 2022:

  • Have completed year-long professional development with faculty surrounding best practices for Inclusion and Belonging Self-Reflection and Practices in Teaching & Learning
  • Have continued to connect and communicate all practices during COVID to mission and core values. Specifically: maintaining campus access throughout COVID beginning in 7/20, maintaining ALL co-curricular programming and increasing SEL programming
  • Formalizing Student & Family Ambassador programs to communicate Westerly’s mission and programs to prospective families and the community