Strategic Plan

For more than 60 years, the mission of Spartanburg Day School has included preparing its students as they plan for the future—for a life well lived. Likewise, it is important for the school itself to periodically embark on an intentional process of planning. A new, three-year strategic plan was presented to the school community in the spring of 2019.

The plan takes a fresh look at SDS’s future and identifies areas to grow and advance. Ahead lies a road of intentionality—making core strengths even stronger and assuring an unparalleled Day School experience for future generations of students.


Planning Committee

Board of Trustees Strategic Planning Committee
Ned Page, chair
Alice Dawson
Sarah Hunt-Barron
Belle Montgomery
Laura Stille
Michel Stone
Billy Webster
Jaime Wall

Leadership Team
Rachel Deems, Head of School
Sheila Cash
Bethany Cobb
Joy Couch
Lee Healy
Mimi Killoren
Farrar Richardson
Scott Votey
Kevin Weatherill


Dear Spartanburg Day School community,

For more than 60 years, Spartanburg Day School has been equipping students to be confident learners prepared to meet the challenges of college and of life. In light of the rapid changes occurring in the world and in education, now is the ideal time to craft a renewed vision for our school's future that identifies new ways to grow and advance as a learning organization focused on offering an unparalleled educational experience.

Read More about A Letter to the Community

This yearlong process was an opportunity to closely examine and learn more about the many elements that make a Spartanburg Day School education truly exceptional, and also the challenges ahead – areas worthy of heightened support and attention. It was important to the steering committee that the planning process was collaborative, informed by data, and that the goals now set before us would progress our school confidently into the future. I look forward to seeing all that we will accomplish together.

- Jaime Wall, Steering Committee Chair