Strategic Plan

Mission Theme 1: Catholic Parish-School Community



Position St. Clare School for a strong and stable future

Grow enrollment with strategic approach to recruitment and retention (Priority 1)

Provide transparent and stable funding stream to sustain and expand programming

Improve Parent Experience: Streamline communication and ‘asks’ of parent community for dollars and time

Strengthen the connection between St. Clare School and St. Clare Parish Community

Partner with Preschool leadership to capitalize on strength of existing outcomes and cultures in both programs.

Partner with Parish leadership to increase awareness of School Ministry and student participation at weekly Saturday and Sunday masses

Mission Theme 2: Gospel Values



Ensure access to Catholic education for all interested families


Maintain endowment through increased parish and community giving


Provide education on the benefits of donation matches to parish and school community


Teach and Live Gospel values


Promote the development of a relationship with Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit to students and school families


Promote and develop positive communication and interactions among students (Priority 1)


Expand “All Are Welcome” messaging into a Strategic Inclusion plan that invites non-Catholic and underrepresented families to share and celebrate the power of God’s love


Be Christ-like to others: Offer integrated service experiences to entire St. Clare Community

Mission Theme 3: Spiritual & Educational Development



Support students to live and work in a constantly changing world


Expand current STEM curriculum offering at St. Clare as a strategic differentiator (Priority 1)


Upgrade existing classroom to modernized science learning space to support STEM curriculum

Ensure that our teachers, principal, staff and families have the resource they need to engage students


Ongoing funding of the Professional Development Fund for faculty


Parent community is offered and uses education resources

Mission Theme 4: Whole Child



Strive for excellence by meeting the academic needs of diverse learners focusing on students needing extra support and students needing additional challenges

Align Learning Specialist Resources offerings to meet demand (Priority 1)

Support teachers with professional development in this area

Encourage healthy habits


Support Healthy Eating Committee in driving nutritional improvements at St. Clare school


Provide learning spaces required for healthy development 


Improve facilities to drive strategic goals with targeted investments 

Improve the building through necessary improvements and repairs as needed

Achieve nationally recognized standards in school-based emergency preparedness

Partner with Parish and Preschool to formalize Emergency Preparedness Initiative with work plan and goals


Increase preparedness partnerships within SW Portland community