Strategic Plan Update

As a part of the Strategic Planning process, the Benton Hall Academy Board of Directors along with Head of School, Jimmy Purcell, are studying how best to help our school prosper in the future.  One of those factors is related to the facility where the school is housed including everything from classroom configuration to technological connectivity to geographic location.

At the same time, we are aware that the Grace Center is conducting a similar planning process to address their growth in membership and needs for additional space.  As a result, they have indicated to us that the present arrangement we have with them may need to change as soon as next school year.

In order to be able to plan the most beneficial arrangement for the school, we are establishing a Building Committee that will be responsible for researching various short-term and longer-term solutions addressing our present and future needs.  At present, Greg Irvin and Chuck Miller, two veteran board members, are working on the project.

Knowing that this subject is of great importance to you and your family, to help alleviate concerns and because we think you can be of  assistance to these efforts, we are seeking your input in several ways:

  • If you have specific connections that you think would assist with this process, please forward those names to us.
  • If you have the expertise and time to serve on the Building Committee, please let us know.
  • We will be setting up a Survey Monkey in the near future for you to provide us with your ideas, comments and concerns regarding the BHA school of the future.

We will continue to provide updates as we move forward.  In the meantime and in order to help the Building Committee negotiate at its highest level, we ask that you share your ideas and connections with us, not the community-at-large.  With a single voice, the BHA family will succeed in addressing this and all issues that we face.  Thank you for your dedication to and continued support of Benton Hall Academy!