Highlights & Annual Report 2017-2018

A Strategy for the Future of Graland

Kicking off the year in August 2017, the Board of Trustees unveiled the 2017-22 Strategic Plan, a document that moves us forward to a new level of excellence focused on five foundational areas: program, faculty, community, resources and governance.

Throughout the year, school leaders used this plan as a roadmap, developing a work plan that included defined goals, strategies and initiatives. Each of these achievements moves us toward the completion of the strategic plan so that when 2022 arrives, we have realized its vision. While many initiatives are ongoing or in process, and some have been highlighted elsewhere in this report, here are a few highlights from the 2017-18 school year.

GOAL: Provide a program that brings Graland’s mission to life.
Initiative: Promote experiential and integrated learning to support student growth.
  • TIDES club (SCUBA training and ocean conservation)
  • Math/Art/Science Fair for middle schoolers
  • Presentations by seventh graders at the National Service Learning Conference

GOAL: Enhance Graland’s dynamic learning community of highly effective educators, administrators and staff.
Initiative: Optimize evaluation process for faculty.
  • Finalized new faculty evaluation system to be implemented in fall 2018.

GOAL: Foster an inclusive community.
Initiative: Increase awareness of diversity and equity within our community so everyone feels included at Graland.
  • Utilized the GPA’s Parent Education Network (PEN) to further equity and inclusivity goals. (presentations by Dr. Regina Lewis and Rosetta Lee)
  • Created gender-neutral dress code.
  • Included chair of School Climate Advisory Committee as an ex-officio member of the Board.

GOAL: Maximize and expand the school’s resources to support the educational program.
Initiative: Engage alumni and other community members.
  • Lunch and learn at the American Museum of Western Art for broader community
  • Launched Graduway platform for social media networking among alumni

GOAL: Continue Board involvement and support.
Initiative: Foster generative thinking opportunities for the Board.
  • Established annual retreat as a means to provide opportunities for deeper conversation on strategic topics.

Graland Country Day School

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Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.