Bridge to 2022 : Strategic Plan

“Create your future from your future, not your past.”
- Werner Erhard

The Board of Trustees has formally adopted the new five-year Strategic Plan: "Bridge to 2022." It will serve as our roadmap for School initiatives for the next five years. Please see the electronic version above to find out more about our five initiatives of teaching & learning, balance & well-being, financial stewardship, civic engagement, and equity & inclusion.

The Goals

The Five Goals

  • Teaching and Learning: "Enhance and amplify a student­-centered academic program with opportunities for choice, real­-world problem solving, creativity, and intellectual engagement."

  • Equity and Inclusion: "Promote equity by increasing institutional access, sustaining diversity, and actively advancing a community of inclusion."

  • Civic Engagement: "Drive deeper civic engagement and build authentic partnerships within Oakland and the local Bay Area."

  • Balance and Well-being: "Commit to and sustain a culture of balance and well-being."

  • Financial Stewardship: "Better serve all of our families by building upon our disciplined approach to financial management."

Event Series

The Strategic Plan Series that will kick-off our work. This series is designed to share aspects of the plan with you. We believe engagement with parents and family members is the key to our success! Please save the dates for the start of the series. We look forward to seeing you at the events below.

Strategic Plan Goal: Teaching & Learning

Thank you for joining us at the screening of Most Likely To Succeed. We see this film as a catalyst to spark our thinking as we hone best practices in teaching, learning, and to redefine education. Our goal is to make education transformational and to create learning experiences that, according to the film, "prepare our students for their futures, whatever they may hold."

Strategic Plan Goal: Equity & Inclusion

February 3, 2017 - Please join us for the 14th installment of the NIA Speaker of Color Series. This year's event will feature a panel of experts who will discuss breaking barriers in the technology industry and is titled Tech Talk: Unlocking the Color Code. This public event is connected to our equity and inclusion and civic engagement goals.

February 13–14, 2017 - Learn more about Gender and Sexuality Diversity during parent education workshops led by Jennifer Bryan Ph.D. from Finch Consulting who consults with K-12 schools.

Strategic Plan Goal: Financial Stewardship

February 8, 2017 - Join us for the annual Treasurer's Coffee. We will discuss our Strategic Plan goals and initiatives around financial stewardship, and review the School's annual budget for the year ahead.

Strategic Plan Goal: Balance & Well-being

March 16, 2017 - Join us for a presentation and discussion on the research behind student wellness and the results of our Challenge Success student survey. This is connected to both our goals for teaching and learning as well as balance and well-being. To better understand our partnership with Challenge Success – a Stanford University School of Education research-based program focused on combining academic success and health and well-being – watch this video.

Strategic Plan Goal: Civic Engagement

April 17, 2017 - In honor of Earth Day, save the date for a virtual update on our sustainability practices and some exciting new initiatives that will reduce our carbon footprint and increase our use of renewable energy. This part of the series will not only address our sustainability initiatives, but it also examines how these School initiatives increase financial stewardship.

Video of the Plan in Action

We have included video to show how the Strategic Plan is already taking root in student life.

Goal: Balance & Well-being

Goal: Teaching & Learning

Goal: Civic Engagement

The Outcome

A succinct and ambitious road map to guide Head-Royce over the next five years in a targeted number of strategic areas.


In order to fulfill our School’s mission and to meet the needs of our students in ever-changing times, we believe a clear and visionary Strategic Plan will ground the School in a common path and serve as a catalyst for guided and consensus-based change.


A committee comprised of board members, school professional community members and parents gathered input from the Head-Royce community and the larger educational world to frame major goals and strategies to move the School forward as a leader in 21st Century education.This process was intentionally inclusive, open, and grounded in the belief that the best strategic thinking comes from a genuine curiosity and an inquisitive mindset.

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