Strategic Plan

Trevor Strategic Plan

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  • Strategic Plan

    Trevor is the premier inquiry-based independent day school in New York City, universally recognized as the thought leader in inquiry-driven education. 

    Inquiry-based learning engages students in activities and investigation to drive true understanding. Rather than reciting facts or giving a predetermined path to a solution, teachers guide and mentor students through a process of discovery and reflection, via well-crafted questions and problems. In an inquiry-based learning environment, the teacher is both a facilitator of learning—encouraging higher-order thinking—and a provider of information. This dynamic approach encourages students to ask questions and to actively participate in their learning, thus building knowledge from experience and process. They not only gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter, but also develop lifelong processes for learning that will serve them well into college and life beyond. 

    The needs and interests of children form the core of all that we do. The school exercises its responsibility to invoke each and every child’s inherent gifts. Trevor works with parents to cultivate these gifts, and in turn, develop a deep intellectual foundation in its students. We do so by employing the most effective pedagogy, led by devoted teachers who model collaboration, intellectual passion, creativity, and adaptability.
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An independent, Nursery through Grade 12 coeducational day school, Trevor Day School educates college-bound students to achieve academic and personal excellence in an inquiry- driven, idea-rich community. Trevor celebrates diversity of thought, experiences, and culture; promotes compassion, collaboration, courage, and creativity; and develops in children recognition of their own unique potential as lifelong learners and leaders who act as responsible global citizens.

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  • Process

    To embrace its future challenges, mission, and vision, the Trevor Day School Board of Trustees has developed this strategic plan, a result of extensive work on the part of the Board and various school constituencies. After surveying faculty, staff, parents, students, and alumni, the Board of Trustees met during a retreat in January 2016 to develop this plan’s major framework. The Board’s work was further considered by an expanded Strategic Planning Committee including parents, faculty, and trustees. Additional discussions and focus groups helped to refine ideas; the final draft was recommended by the Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees at its September 2016 meeting. To carry out these goals, Trevor is committed to investing the necessary human and financial resources during the next five years, all in pursuit of our shared vision.
  • Strategic Planning Committee

    Profound thanks to the 2016 Strategic Planning Committee:

    • Lisa Alberti, Associate Head of School and Interim Director of the Lower School
    • Eric A. Cole, Assistant Secretary
    • MaryKay Coyle, President of the Board
    • Rebecca Damas, Director of Middle School
    • Michael Danenberg, Grades 6–8 Science Teacher
    • Stephen DiCiccio, Educational Directions Incorporated
    • Daniel Feigin, Assistant Head of School and Director of Upper School
    • Liz Fishman, Grade 5 English and History Teacher
    • Mathew Heersche, Educational Directions Incorporated
    • Jamie D. Marks, Trustee
    • Margaret Connors McQuade, Trustee
    • David Morgan, Treasurer of the Board
    • Olaf Olafsson, Vice President of the Board
    • Anna V. Raytcheva, Trustee
    • Scott R. Reisinger, Head of School
    • Sally A. Rocker, President Emerita of the Board
    • Nancy Smith, Trevor Parent
    • David Thomas, Grades 9–12 History Teacher
    • Bao Truong, Trustee

Ambitious academics.  Engaged students.  Balanced lives.

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