Presentation on theme: "State of the School Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow"— Presentation transcript:
1 State of the School Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow The John Thomas Dye SchoolState of the School Yesterday, Today, TomorrowWilliam S. CalvertPresident of the Board of Trustees
2 The John Thomas Dye School Mission Statement John Thomas Dye School, an independent elementary school, provides for its students a program of academic excellence, one both traditional and dynamic, with a commitment to family and community. The school encourages its students to reach their highest individual potential intellectually, artistically, and physically; it nurtures their emotional, moral and social development, and prepares them to meet the challenges of a diverse and competitive world.
3 The John Thomas Dye School The Role of the Board of TrusteesHas the ultimate responsibility for the establishment of school policy that is implemented by the administrationOversees the financial operations of the schoolEstablishes fund-raising goals and implements strategies to achieve those goalsThe Board is not involved in the day to day running of the school operations nor the admissions process.
4 Composition of the Board of Trustees The John Thomas Dye SchoolComposition of the Board of Trustees18 elected members who serve 2-3 three year termsPast and Present Parents, AlumniIndividuals not otherwise affiliated with JTDbut special expertiseHeadmaster and Parents’ Association Presidentserve as ex-officio members
5 Standing Committees of the Board of Trustees The John Thomas Dye SchoolStanding Committees of the Board of TrusteesEach member of the Board serves on at least two ofthe standing committees of the Board.Academic/School LifeAd HocAuditExecutiveDevelopmentFinance/Building and GroundsNominatingStrategic Planning
10 The John Thomas Dye School Tuition Comparison6th GradeSchoolCrossroadsBuckleyBrentwoodTurningpointOakwoodJTDCenterCurtisSt. MatthewsCarlthorpTuition$23,707$23,250$19,800$18,980$18,79$17,600$16,925$16,800$16,645$15,600
12 Capital Expenditures 1995-2006 The John Thomas Dye SchoolThe Benefits of GivingCapital Expenditures2002 Classroom Remodel $2,173,102Lower School Playground $844,725-Plumbing, Electrical,Handicap AccessLower School Science/Kindergarten $182,300Technology $971,000Teacher Wish Lists $766,678Property Purchases $3,385,529Total $8,323,334
13 Honoring the Dream, Sustaining the Vision The John Thomas Dye SchoolHonoring the Dream, Sustaining the VisionCampaign ComponentsAnnual FundFaculty EndowmentFinancial AidProperty AcquisitionCapital Campaign Goal $14,500,000Gifts, Pledges as of January 31 $12,219,108
14 State of the School Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow The John Thomas Dye SchoolState of the School Yesterday, Today, TomorrowRaymond R. Michaud, Jr.Headmaster
15 JTD: A Decade of ChangeIn only 10 years the following shifts have occurred at JTD:Out of 214 families today only 16 were here in 1995In 1995 we had 245 families, 229 have graduated since 1995The class of 1995 has graduated from collegeThe kindergarten class of 1995 are now juniors in high school94% of our parent body has changed in just 10 years46% of the faculty in 1995 is still at JTDteachers for 345 students 1:9 ratioteachers for 321 students 1:7 ratio1995 Median Faculty Salary $45,3502005 Median Faculty Salary $68,0001995 Financial Aid Budget $108,8132005 Financial Aid Budget $328,375
17 College Matriculation 1990-99 Art Institute/Chicago3Barnard College4Boston CollegeBoston UniversityBrown5Columbia8CornellDartmouthDuke6EmoryGeorgetownHarvard13LMUMichigan17Northwestern10NYUPenn28PrincetonStanford13Syracuse3TrinityTufts6Tulane7UC Berkeley11UC IrvineUC Los AngelesUC San DiegoUC Santa Barbara5UC Santa CruzUniversity of ArizonaUniversity of OregonUSC36VanderbiltVassarWashington University8WeslyanYale
18 Continual Refinement of the Curriculum The John Thomas Dye SchoolContinual Refinement of the CurriculumTechnologyGrade level configurationMathematics Program/ Pre-AlgebraCommunity ServiceWriting Program K-6Lowering of student/teacher ratioK-3 Science ProgramExpansion of Student Services-School Psychologist
19 Academic ConsistencyLast year’s ERB test showed that our median student (50%) compared to other independent school students in the same grade level scored at the following levels:Reading MathSecondThirdFourthFifthSixthThe average JTD student scores percentile pointshigher than the average student in independent schools nationally.
20 Professional Development-Teachers as Learners The John Thomas Dye SchoolProfessional Development-Teachers as LearnersOver the past two years the faculty and administration have attended over 100 conferences, educational meetings and classes.National Association of Independent SchoolsCalifornia Association of Independent SchoolsCalifornia Kindergarten AssociationNational Association of Educators for Young ChildrenNational Council of Teachers for MathematicsMuseum of Contemporary ArtNational Service Learning ConferenceCalifornia Science Teachers Conference
21 JTD on the National and Regional Scene Member-National Association of Independent SchoolsThe NAIS is a membership organization and national voice of independent education. It represents nearly 1,200 U.S. independent schools. NAIS members schools are non-profit, belong to a state independent school association and are accredited by a NAIS -recognized accrediting agent. The schools demonstrate sound financial operations and adhere to the NAIS Principles of Good Practice.Member/Accredited-California Association of Independent SchoolsCAIS is a non-profit organization of 190 elementary, middle and high schools inCalifornia. The Association serves and strengthens its schools by setting standardsof academic quality and ethical conduct. To be a full member schools must havereceived accreditation by the Association.-Western Association of Schools and CollegesWASC is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. The affairs ofWASC are administered by a board of directors from three commissions for colleges,community colleges and schools. It provides service and assistance to over 3,500 public,independent, and church-related schools.
22 Progress Report Chapters CAIS/WASC AccreditationProgress Report ChaptersThe School’s PhilosophyThe Governing BodyFinancesDevelopment/FundraisingAdministration, Faculty, StaffStudentsThe Community of the SchoolThe ProgramThe School LibraryThe School PlanHealth and Safety
23 The John Thomas Dye School The Governing BodyCriterion for CAIS/WASC Self-StudyThe governing body (1) sets policy consistent with the school’s purpose (2) delegates implementation to the head of school; (3) ensures the fiscal stability of the school through financial oversight and fundraising; and (4) monitors resultsStandards to Be Applied:1. The governing body actively supports the policies and philosophy of the school.2. The governing body ensures that the purposes of the school are being met.3. The governing body sets and reviews policies4. The governing body is appropriately informed of the school-wide learning expectations.5. The governing body understands its responsibility to support the head of schooland respect the boundaries that separate the board and administrative roles.