If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” Yogi Berra

Holy Names is seeing tremendous growth. After an admissions cycle that saw a 13% enrollment increase this year, we are on target to see another year of double digit growth. Managing our growth and preparing for the future make our strategic planning initiative all the more important. We need to look to a future that preserves what makes Holy Names special.

Your input last fall, whether through the survey or in focus groups, set the broad outlines of our Strategic Plan 2025-2030. The core of the plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees in early February. The four areas of focus are:

  • Telling the AHN Story: communicating to members of the wider Capital Region the value of a Holy Names education for their daughters.
  • Financial Sustainability: ensuring the exceptional current programming and ambitious plans for our future are supported. 
  • Program Excellence and The Student Experience: expanding opportunities in the Arts and Sciences and continuing to recruit and retain talented educators across all academic departments.
  • Mission and Values: strengthening our identity and values through robust spiritual programming and by implementing comprehensive strategies to assure accessibility for families who may not be able to afford an AHN tuition.

The strategic planning process has now moved to the implementation planning stage.

Over the course of the past two months the Implementation Teams developed a series of action steps to be taken over the course of the next five years to enhance our position as the school of choice for families of young women looking for educational excellence. These implementation plans are now being reviewed by the Board of Trustees. 

We expect to share the results of our collective work in the fall when these plans are finalized. It will be our shared vision for our school that embraces our animating spirit.