Listed below you will find Walden’s four overarching goals and their corresponding strategies; these goals outline the future of our school’s development. Their implementation signifies the progressive evolution of Walden’s educational mission and institutional growth.


1. Provide fiscal responsibility by ensuring a balanced budget that supports both short and long-term operations as well as funding for strategic priorities

  • 1.1 Grow the Walden Fund by a minimum of 10% per year

  • 1.2 Develop an endowment campaign

  • 1.3 Expand grant writing

  • 1.4 Explore other revenue streams for school beyond tuition and existing fundraising events

2. Lead the evolution, strengthening, and honing of our educational philosophy and curriculum

  • 2.1 Strengthen experiential learning foundation in Walden’s curriculum that focuses on project-based learning, hands-on activities, and inquiry-based educational models

  • 2.2 Strengthen support for social-emotional and service learning to reinforce Walden’s core values

  • 2.3 Further develop and promote unique programs and advanced curriculum/class offerings, especially in the Lower and Middle school divisions

  • 2.4 Explore curriculum and schedule changes that would allow Walden to offer unique programs in comparison with competitor schools

3. Provide for a facility that supports collaboration, safety, essential technology, comfortable surroundings, and excellence in learning

  • 3.1  Create budget for incremental capital expenditures for the purpose of drawing attention and interest from the community

  • 3.2  Elevate the importance of facilities maintenance

  • 3.3  Ensure the campus expansion plan provides for student growth expectation and proper space utilization

  • 3.4  Implement facility and technological improvements that support curriculum innovation

4. Create an exemplary work environment by identifying, developing, supporting, and retaining highly competent and nurturing educational professionals

  • 4.1 Formalize a pay/benefits structure that is more competitive and sustainable for current and future faculty  

  • 4.2  Ensure faculty is properly supported in the areas of student social, emotional, and academic needs

  • 4.3  Create a division specific core faculty that are solely responsible for teaching and curriculum development