Message from our Head of School, Andy Delinsky
At this crucial time for our school, I’m thrilled with the progress we've made with The Peck Promise: The Campaign for Excellence | Elevated. Especially at this moment in time and in my tenure as Head of School, this phrase truly strikes a chord with me. In many ways, I see the fulfillment of our ambitious campaign goals as a promise to current Peck students and families, as well as to future generations to ensure Peck retains and only builds upon its commitment to excellence.
This journey actually began several years ago, when we engaged in a strategic planning process that focused on improving what is happening in the classroom – truly engaging our students, bolstering our math and science programs, strengthening the arts program, and underlying everything we do, enhancing community.
The resulting Strategic Plan
then served as the blueprint as we embarked on a Master Planning process. We gave our architects the direction to create spaces for design thinking and complex problem solving, and to fully leverage every square foot of existing space before even thinking of building anything new. Perhaps most importantly, we needed to ensure that everything we did was rooted in the academic program. They came up with a plan to completely reinvent our campus while remaining true to our time-honored traditions, and we were thrilled to get started on that work this past summer.
Which brings us to where we are today – well on our way to making the vision of the Master Plan into a reality. With five new or reimagined spaces up and running – the Kindergarten, the Robotics Lab, the 7th and 8th Grade Commons, the Upper and Lower School Idea & Design Lab, and the Higgins Library – and so much more to come, we are greatly indebted to our community and its leaders who believed in the vision from the start. We are not only enhancing the learning experiences of each and every Peck student today, but also we are in the midst of creating a legacy that will benefit the Peck community for generations to come.
And so our promise to you is that as we continue along this exciting path, we will keep our students at the center of everything we do while only elevating the sense of excellence for which Peck stands. While we embrace change and look forward to our great future, the heart of Peck remains the same.
With deepest gratitude,