The Diocese of Palm Beach and Office of Catholic Schools is proud to be collaborating on a strategic vision to better serve its stakeholders. The process began in 2013 and is going strong. Strategic Vision 2020: Charting a Course for Excellence provides direction and purpose for our work in Catholic education through the year 2020. Professional consultants from the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame guided us through this strategic visioning process.
Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, convened a Leadership Summit on Catholic Schools in February 2013. All 500+ teachers across the diocese reviewed standards on Catholic Identity and Academic Excellence from the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools. More than 120 school, parish and community leaders gathered with principals and priests of the diocese to examine all four areas of the National Standards: Catholic Identity and Mission, Academic Excellence, Leadership and Governance and Operational Vitality. A Superintendent’s Planning Team was appointed to use the information gathered throughout this process to develop the goals and objectives for the Strategic Vision 2020 presented in the link below.
Click here to read the Strategic Vision update - Faith Inspiring Excellence (Published August 2018) to read the text as a magazine-style document.
Goals and Objectives: