TVT Strategic Plan

Letter from Chairperson, Board of Trustees, and Head of School

Dear TVT Community,

Our Strategic Plan provides structure and vision to TVT’s ongoing dedication to graduating young people of exceptional character who are equipped to face the future and be a force for good in the world. It speaks to TVT’s commitment to provide our students a distinctive education deeply rooted in Jewish values, which will prepare them to meet the challenges of a complex, uncertain, and volatile world.
At TVT we won’t rest on our laurels. Rather, we continuously strive to improve what we do. Pedagogy changes over time in response to the expansion of knowledge and learning and research development in all fields of study. To maintain our excellence, we are dedicated to keep pace with these changes. Our Strategic Plan provides us a four-year blueprint of initiatives to achieve our goals.

The TVT Strategic Plan is grounded in three goals:

  • Attract, retain and develop exceptional faculty who create inspiring learning experiences in state-of-the-art facilities.

  • Balance a challenging, individualized academic program distinguished by choice, rigor, real world problem solving, creativity and intellectual engagement with a robust TK-12 Jewish Studies program that inspires present and future commitment to hessed (kindness), klal yisrael (community), tikkun olam (repair the world) and spiritual growth.

  • Achieve greater fulfillment of the TVT Mission through strategic growth.

TVT is making a historic, unprecedented investment in its people by recruiting exceptional educators coordinated with a robust professional development program to ensure our faculty is engaged in forward-thinking principles of 21st century pedagogy. The investment continues in our commitment to state-of-the-art facilities.

The students of TVT emerge as people of exceptional character accompanied with superb academic and communication skills. Students understand and embrace their responsibility to family, community, country and as a member of the global population.

TVT has embarked on a journey of tremendous growth to better fulfill our mission and provide our students with enhanced opportunities. The Strategic Plan embodies the essence of TVT by mindfully integrating the quintessence of our Mission, Vision, and Educational Philosophy into every goal and initiative. As we pursue the next level of excellence, we will always hold fast to our core values. 

After the 2015 CAIS and WASC accreditation visit, TVT’s efforts to achieve academic excellence were validated when we received the maximum accreditation length of seven years. The concepts for the TVT Strategic Plan came through a collaborative effort from the TVT faculty, administrators, parents and board members in the months following the CAIS and WASC Accreditation. The TVT Board of Trustees provided insightful ideas for the strategic plan and was a stimulating resource for the Head of School and the TVT team of educators.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this collaborative effort. We are thrilled to launch this mission-aligned and student-focused Strategic Plan to guide our shared work together.

I encourage you to review the attached strategic plan document carefully as it describes who we are and our plan to achieve these goals. For your perusal we have also included the TVT Mission, Educational Philosophy, and Pluralistic Statement and Values, for it is the integration of the essence of these documents that defines who we are and where we are going to meet the needs of our students.

B’ Shalom,
Steve Kaufman
Chairperson Board of Trustees
Jeffrey Davis
Head of School
TVT Community Day School is a TK-12 Independent Community Day School in Irvine, CA
Founded in Loving Memory of Naomi Gelman Weiss