On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire community, I am pleased to present to you Making the Future: Strategic Directions 2013–2018
, the culmination of sixteen months of data gathering, listening, and thought.
Entering its 121st
year, Lick-Wilmerding High School looks to the future from a position of considerable strength. LWHS is proud of its:
- Nationally recognized “Head, Heart, Hands” curriculum that integrates the liberal arts and sciences, technical arts, visual arts, and performing arts, delivered by talented faculty
- Vibrant community of learners that mirrors the Bay Area and broadens the perspectives of each community member
- Caring and inclusive school community that welcomes and values highly motivated students from all walks of life
- Endowment support that increases financial access to a LWHS education
- Urban campus, with its accessibility via public transportation and nationally recognized for its innovative design
These qualities attract a deep and diverse pool of students from all over the Bay Area, offering LWHS the opportunity to craft a community of learners that embodies and fulfills its mission.
Strategic planning enables LWHS to both identify new opportunities and nurture its current strengths. LWHS endeavors to raise up those characteristics that add power and resonance to the school while advancing the school’s mission to inspire students to become lifelong learners. This strategic plan builds upon what founding Head of School George Merrill called “Industrial Intelligence;” that is, the need to educate students so they fully understand the world and are active participants in making the world, not just letting the world impose itself upon them.
I look forward to partnering with each of you to see to fruition the bold goals outlined in the pages to follow. I am confident that together we can succeed in Making the Future
of LWHS one marked by a concrete embodiment of our mission.Eric Temple
Head of School