Stamford Public Schools Strategic Plan

Stamford Public Schools Mission

The mission of the Stamford Public Schools is to provide an education that cultivates productive habits of mind, body and heart in every student.


Stamford Public Schools Vision

The Stamford Public Schools will be a learning organization that continuously improves its effective, innovative and transformational teaching and learning.  We will challenge, inspire and prepare all students to be productive contributing members of society.

2018 SPS Video Challenge

Stamford Public Schools, in partnership with the Stamford Board of Realtors, the Ferguson Library and other community organizations, has launched the 2018 SPS Video Challenge.  The contest encourages students, staff members or alumni to create short videos (up to 2 minutes in length) that demonstrate the essence of the SPS vision:  “The Stamford Public Schools . . . will challenge, inspire and prepare all students to be productive contributing members of society.” The Rules & Guidelines are now available.

Strategic Planning Process Background

Stamford Public Schools (SPS) began its long-term strategic planning process in partnership with Cambridge Education, a management consulting organization specializing in school improvement and education change management in late 2016. With input and guidance from a broad range of stakeholders, the district will develop a long-range vision and a five-year plan to drive improvement across SPS.  District strategic planning is being coordinated with the communitywide, United Way-sponsored, Cradle-to-Career collective impact initiative.

As part of the planning process, Cambridge Education conducted a District Quality Review to examine what is working and what needs improvement in the district. The review identified evidence of strength and deficit in each of six areas:  Student Learning and Development Outcomes; Leadership, Management, and Accountability; Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Engagement of Families and the Community; Human and Fiscal Responsibility; and Operational Systems.

District Quality Review

Press releases 

Cambridge Education Updates