Dear Community,

During the 2015-16 academic year, our community engaged in a strategic planning process keenly focused on our collective aspirations for our students and our school. Surveys, focus groups and many conversations were conducted to gather a sense of our community’s priorities and hopes for our school. This highly inclusive process resulted in a shared vision for Norfolk Collegiate’s future firmly anchored by comprehensive data gathering and a commitment to our distinctive and innovative instructional program.

From the outset, the strategic planning committee has been dedicated to the development of a plan that offers a bold vision for the future of Collegiate. The outcome of this work is six, strategic imperatives in which we are confident every member of our community will find opportunity and connection. Three of the six imperatives are focused on the instructional program and our commitment to learning that gives students the opportunity to delve deeply into topics they're studying, to make meaningful real-world connections and to grow personally in an inclusive community. The remaining imperatives are related to the administrative and operational support necessary for the full realization of our exceptional Collegiate experience.


Programmatic Imperatives

Academic Innovation:

  • Encourage innovative teaching and learning that is informed by current dialogue and research in education. 

Real-World Experience: 

  • Create real-world learning opportunities through collaborative partnerships with organizations and institutions in our local community and beyond.

Well-Being & Community: 

  • Cultivate a climate of personal integrity and well-being that engenders socially conscious thinking and respectful relationships.  

Operational Imperatives

Cultivation of Talent: 

  • Attract and develop diverse, exceptionally talented faculty, administrators, and staff committed to the mission and academic initiatives of the school.

Learning Spaces: 

  • Update the campus master plan to reflect the quality and value of our innovative program.

Decades to Come: 

  • Secure a vibrant and financially sustainable future.


Since 1948, we have intentionally crafted an instructional program that incorporates innovative thinking and the best of current research in education. 70 years later, we are honored to continue this legacy. As you read our plans for the future, please join me in looking forward to the many exciting possibilities for learning and community that lie ahead. 


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Scott G. Kennedy
Head of School