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School Development Plan (SDP)

The NIS “School Development Plan” (SDP) is an action plan which represents a synthesis of the goals and tasks that were identified in the most recent CIS and WASC self-study and final team report, the various PYP, MYP and DP authorization/validation processes and our own strategic and operational planning. These are the key areas of focus which, if comprehensively addressed, will ensure that we can deliver our mission.

After the successful completion of “Strategic Planning” in the 2022-23 school year (a months-long process of meetings led by an outside facilitator with various focus groups that included students, parents, staff and board members) the school emerged with a new vision for the future. This work has resulted in a dual structure “School Development Plan” with Section One being devoted to our ‘Strategic Goals’ and Section Two being devoted to our ‘Tactical Goals’. Each goal represents a manageable body of work to be accomplished.

Below in the attached PDF are the goals  for this upcoming school year.

Our strategic goals (Section One) align to our three new strategies which were conceived via the community-wide strategic planning process of 2022-2023. These goals are aligned not only to the strategies themselves however, but also to the ‘core ideas’ and ‘strategic results’ which also were borne out of the Strategic Planning process. These are documented below.

Our Tactical goals (Section Two) fall into six focus areas as follows:  (1) Learning; (2) Well-being, Safeguarding & Community; (3) Human Resources; (4) Finance & Development; (5) Facilities, Resources & Operations, and (6) Governance & Leadership. Within each area, the school has identified one or more goals that form the focus of our collective work over the course of the 2023-24 school year.  

2023-24 School Development Plan (PDF)