Strategic Planning

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Lower School students with teacher
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Charting a Dynamic Course Forward
At Roland Park Country School, we have started the journey of creating our next strategic plan, a process that will clarify our strengths and help us chart a dynamic course forward. By taking this time to plan thoughtfully and strategically, we will create a flexible framework for the future to help us align our vision, mission, and values, establish goals, and track our progress as we continue to position RPCS as the premier school for the next generation of female leaders. 

We are excited to engage our entire community in this effort as your experiences, insights, and aspirations are critical to helping us articulate a clear vision of Roland Park Country School’s future. Learn more about our strategic planning process and check this web page for periodic updates.

Strategic Design Team Members

Caroline Blatti, Head of School

Caroline Blatti, Head of School

Caroline Blatti, Head of School

David Clapp, P'26 Board Member (co-chair)

Patti Collins

Patti Collins, Assistant Head of School for Strategic Finance and Advancement (co-chair)

W. Kyle Gore

Kyle Gore, P’15, P’17, P’20, President, Board of Trustees (ex-officio)

Elisha James, Director of K-12 Student Life and Engagement

Elisha James, Assistant Head of School for Culture, Community and Belonging

Sara Rollfinke

Sara Rollfinke, Upper School Head

Caroline Blatti, Head of School

Lindsay Sisson, P'32, Director of Enrollment Management

Chip Smith

Chip Smith, P'24 Board Member

SDT - Elizabeth Elizardi

Elizabeth Elizardi, Assistant Head of School for Academics and Programs


To help ensure that we do our work thoroughly and well, we have engaged Greenwich Leadership Partners (GLP), a firm with extensive experience guiding schools through a strategic design process, to serve as our external consultant partner in this important work. Learn more about GLP and the strategic planning process here.

Over the past school year, RPCS faculty in grades K-12 and staff, parents and guardians, board members, and six teaching and learning teams participated in more than 20 meetings to discuss ideas for how to best advance our work. The picture on the right is from a strategic planning workshop with faculty and staff led by GLP. After a review of the strategic design process at RPCS and a discussion about the elements of powerful learning and the landscape of future skills and knowledge, employees met in small groups to discuss ideas for how best to advance our work. It was a stimulating afternoon spent brainstorming how to help our students thrive as learners.

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Page last updated: August 21, 2023