The board of trustees is responsible for four general areas relating to the school:
- Head of School
The board is responsible for and serves as the steward of the school’s mission.
The board serves as the ultimate steward of the school’s resources (people, facilities, finances), for now and for the future.
The board, in conjunction with the head of school, sets the strategic direction of the school. This is done through a strategic planning process and through other decision making on a more frequent basis.
Head of School
The board hires, supports, and evaluates the head of school.
Together, the members of the board and the head of school share decision-making regarding financial policies, enrollment and size of school, and facilities needs. To that end, the board of trustees must vote on a number of key decisions every year, including—but not limited to—the budget, school tuition, and teacher salary increases.
Note that individual trustees do not have any authority; authority for decision making rests with the board as a whole.