Equip Norwood students with the tools to become empathetic, ethical, and self-aware leaders who contribute meaningfully to their communities.
List of 5 items.
1. Fortify Norwood’s identity as a national thought leader for child-centered PK-8 education.
Clearly articulate and strategically communicate what child-centered education embodies at Norwood and how students are known and supported throughout their individual development arc.
Leverage Norwood’s new, state-of-the-art Marriott Early Childhood Building to facilitate the development of training, research, and curriculum initiatives for the early childhood education field.
Strengthen and celebrate middle school student milestones to engrain the middle school tradition at Norwood as a unique and culminating achievement.
Elevate and expand Norwood’s existing arts and athletics programs to become signature components of Norwood’s child-centered curriculum.
2. Engrain Norwood’s commitment to diversity, equity, and belonging into the fabric of the community.
Ensure a holistic approach to the school environment with meaningful cultural proficiency, connection, and authenticity to support each student’s well-being, personal identity development, and full potential.
Identify and create additional on-ramps to the Norwood community to equitably reflect the diversity of communities in which we serve students and families.
Broaden our communication strategy around diversity, equity, and belonging to establish more channels for dialogue within our school community.
3. Leverage our expansive campus as an outdoor classroom and learning lab further elevating Norwood to a regional leader in environmental education.
Enhance Norwood’s science curriculum to integrate environmental stewardship more deeply throughout each student’s academic journey.
Design and create classroom and activity spaces that provide hands-on learning experiences for students of all ages and for all subjects.
Develop and implement new opportunities to incorporate renewable energies that move Norwood toward a net-zero carbon footprint.
4. Position Norwood as a premier educational employer by offering compelling compensation, benefits, and professional growth opportunities that meet the needs of our faculty and staff.
Foster a professional culture that is attentive to faculty and staff work-life balance and provides an equity of responsibilities and opportunities.
Focus on compensation and benefits for faculty and staff through a holistic audit to identify areas of opportunity and priority.
Align the professional development program with the goal of lifelong learning to ensure continuous professional advancement throughout a Norwood career.
4. Develop long-term sustainable systems that will propel Norwood’s mission, strong PK-8 reputation, and financial foundation.
Maintain the strong culture of philanthropy and sustained giving within the Norwood community to support reinvestment in faculty, facilities, and financial aid.
Increase and diversify non-tuition sources of revenue to facilitate ongoing programmatic innovation.
Evaluate Norwood’s current marketing and enrollment management strategy to identify new areas of prospective student engagement and elevate Norwood’s public profile as the PK-8 leader.
Located in Bethesda, MD, Norwood School develops students in grades PK-8 into confident lifelong learners who have the academic, character, and leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond. Recognizing that children are multi-faceted, Norwood provides many opportunities for safe risk-taking, exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community.