Head of School Darryl J. Ford unveiled the new Strategic Vision in March 2013 and, in May 2016, presented a three-year progress report on work administrators and teachers have done to implement that vision.

Called Vision Forward NOW, the 90-minute presentation in the Kurtz Center was designed to demonstrate how Penn Charter students are learning now and what it means for the future.

Vision Forward NOW featured five live presentations and six videos that showcased specific initiatives related to the goals of the Strategic Vision: Quakerism, Program, Teaching, Time, Space and Financial Sustainability. The material is available here.

“This work is still unfolding as we continue to reinvent classic,” Ford told the crowd gathered on May 5 for Vision Forward NOW. A school with a 326-year history of excellence is, by definition, Ford said, forward-thinking. “We are looking into the future and recognizing that we can’t know what our students will encounter … we want them to be prepared, agile and ready to make a difference.”