Strategic Plan

Friends is very excited to have entered into strategic planning; through this process, we will strive to meet the emerging needs of students, the adult professional community and families while maintaining the quality and spirit our community has provided for 233 years. The 19 committee members will be challenged to think differently, find creative solutions and develop a plan that makes a long-term positive impact on the School.

The Strategic Planning Committee is involve in a design-thinking process that will explore the many ideas that will fuel our mindset and create a roadmap for adaptive change.
We have engaged our community so that all who are invested in the School (parents, alumni, students, trustees, faculty) have the opportunities to contribute their voices and help to uncover the School’s most pressing issues. 

Strategic Areas of Focus

A Compass for the Future of Friends School
1)    To base our educational program on leading edge pedagogy, to offer a personalized and deeply meaningful education to all students, and to be the employer of choice for the talented professionals we need in order to most effectively partner with our students and families.
2)     To more fully engage families and alumni in the life of our campus community, in order to enrich these vital relationships.

3)     To partner with key stakeholders to create meaningful learning for our students while being a transformative force for the benefit of Baltimore.

4)     To prepare our students for life and work within communities that stretch far beyond the borders of our campus and our City

The Outcome

Create a succinct and ambitious roadmap to guide Friends School over the next five years in a number of strategic areas.

The Process

A committee comprised of board members, faculty, staff and administrators gather input from the Friends community, the Baltimore community and the larger educational world to frame the goals and strategies to move the School forward as a leader in 21st-century education. Carla Silver and Greg Bamford, from Leadership + Design, are consulting and guiding the strategic planning process. 

How can you be involved?

Community participation is a critical component of the strategic planning process; groups of parents and students gathered in the ZAC to share their insights and experiences and over 100 parents, employees, board members, and alumni participated in a “curated conversation” and strategic planning workshop. The deep thinking, ideas, and insights that came from our community have  played a critical role in helping us chart the course for the school’s next 233 years.  As the process moves forward, the committee will continue to engage our community in meaningful ways. 


Contact Matt Micciche at mmicciche@friendsbalt.org.
5114 North Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21210 | 410-649-3200