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Strategic Plan

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“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized,” a phrase attributed to Chicago’s Master Plan designer Daniel Burnham, captures both the spirit and the weight of establishing a bold vision that sets the tone for future development. La Lumiere’s Campus Master Plan is intended to be a living document to guide the School’s strategic decision making over the next 10-15 years.

Goals of the La Lumiere School Campus Master Plan are to further the principles outlined in Small School, Big Results, the 2011 La Lumiere School Strategic Plan all the while balancing pragmatic needs with visionary objectives.

A core committee of school leadership, parents, alumni, students, and other stakeholders contributed to the dialogue framed around:
• Housing
• Academics
• Art
• Athletics
• Faith Identity
• Facilities and Utilities

The Campus Master Plan document addresses physical campus features that reflect and enhance the functions of daily life and further the School’s mission.

These four elements are La Lumiere’s formula for an incomparable education.

BUILD FOR TOMORROW WHILE RESPECTING THE PAST
Create state-of-the-art facilities that build on celebrating school heritage. Careful selection of materials and updates to existing buildings can accomplish this goal.

MAINTAIN AN APPRECIATION OF THE LANDSCAPE
Winding paths through the wooded lakeside campus play a strong role in the overall campus appeal. Building with the environment and the use of authentic materials will maintain the unique aesthetic.
CREATE MEMORABLE PLACES
Campus features should create lasting impressions and accommodate spaces for the campus community to form bonds.

MAKE THE CAMPUS SAFE AND ACCESSIBLE
New buildings will meet ADA, and local fire safety standards.