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Excellence & Well-Being: An Evergreen Approach to Strategic Planning

Charting Indian Creek's Next 50 Years

The 2024 Strategic Plan is the culmination of 50 years of inspiration and dedication of the Indian Creek School community. As the School launches into it's second half-century of excellence, we stand poised to take our vision of kindness, well-being, and educational excellence to new heights.

The multi-phased plan sets clear, actionable strategies for the next five years, as we plan for the next 50. The plan comprises four tenets: 1) advance our vision of Educational Excellence, 2) tell The Creek Story in bigger and better ways, 3) ensure the school’s long-term financial durability, and 4) expand the campus footprint across our beautiful 114-acres. 

This five-year plan will positively impact the experience of ICS students from day one, and will lay the groundwork for a new instructional building and planned enrollment growth. 

Strategic Plan Tenets

Strategic Plan Phases

List of 3 items.

  • Phase 1: Short Term (0-18 months)

    Advancing Educational Excellence
    • Create The Evergreen Institute and a Center for Community and Well-Being
    • Align and Evolve the PK-12 educational experience based on the Creek definition of Educational Excellence

    Tell the Creek Story

    • Define Educational Excellence at ICS
    • Revise the School's Mission Statement
    • Recruit full-time Director of Marketing

    Ensure Long-Term Financial Durability

    • Repurpose investments as endowments
    • Craft compelling case for giving
    • Plan for short-term projects

    Expand Campus Footprint across 114 acres

    • Emphasize the Vos Family Academic Resource Center as an academic hub for all MS & US students
    • Transform the Grindrod Atrium into an Upper School student space (add cafe)
    • Partner with LG Technologies to create "Classroom of the Future"
    • Activate the hillside to provide more instructional space in current building
      • Turn garage into offices and move offices from school building
      • Move current faculty room to add instructional space upstairs
    • Create two practice fields behind hill to enhance Eagles Athletics program and increase rental opportunities
  • Phase 2: Medium Term (18-36 months)

    Advancing Educational Excellence
    • Continue to align and evolve the PK-12 educational experience based on the Creek definition of Educational Excellence
    • Develop Outdoor and Environmental Education Program for all students

    Tell the Creek Story

    • Initiate rebranding (brand enhancement) plan through strategic partnership
    • Launch marketing plan

    Ensure Long-Term Financial Durability

    • Cultivate major donor and planned giving programs
    • Reduce and pay off current debt obligations
    • Establish a funding plan for medium-term projects

    Expand Campus Footprint across 114 acres

    • Activate outdoor spaces (fields, trails, amphitheater)
    • Develop long-term campus masterplan
    • Begin planning of new building 
  • Phase 3: Long Term (36-60 months)

    Advancing Educational Excellence
    • Create comprehensive educational programming plan for new building

    Tell the Creek Story

    • Accomplish finalization of the School's brand identity, including campus design, wayfinding signs, uniforms, etc.

    Ensure Long-Term Financial Durability

    • Double the initial endowment balance
    • Develop a comprehensive funding plan for new building construction
    • Study and plan for intentional enrollment growth based on new building plans

    Expand Campus Footprint across 114 acres

    • Finalize long-term campus master plan
    • Finalize planning of new building and begin permitting process
Indian Creek school is a co-educational, college preparatory independent school, located in Crownsville, Maryland.  Students in Pre-K3 through grade 12 receive a vibrant educational experience based on excellent academics steeped in strong student-teacher connections.