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What's the Next Step in Competitive Differentiation?

You probably have a campus architecture plan and a strategic plan for your school, along with some form of curricular and co-curricular programming.

But it's hard to unify your people and resources into a cohesive organization that consistently delivers on your promises.

What you want is a holistic approach that overcomes the silos and energizes your mission to achieve maximum impact. Because Culture is the one transcendent differentiator you have that can't be replicated by your competition.


Interpretive Planning Gives You a Unifying Game Plan

Assets & Spaces

Formal & Living Curriculum

Culture & Community

So much energy is bottled up within your people and assets—Let's magnify that into a powerful light that can guide the school forward with greater success.

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Start Where You Are

1. Leadership & Board Convening

Collaboratively agree to a higher level of planning and results

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2. Organizational Assessment

Clarify the past & present for an intentional future

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3. Design &

Craft plans to become more authentic, beautiful, and real.

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We’ll show you how you can achieve competitive advantage and sustainable excellence through this holistic approach

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Metcalfe Architecture Partners with School Growth to Offer this Integrated Service

Metcalfe Architecture and Design has partnered with School Growth to deliver this transformative approach to school design and innovation. Because interpretive planning progressively makes the story of your school more authentic, beautiful, and real.

This distinctive method has been used for decades by museums, parks, and others to enable those in their community to personally experience the mission on a daily basis. 


“When we interviewed architect firms for our new residence hall for women, we were looking for a firm that 'got us.' A firm that would listen carefully and offer us the building we wanted, not the building the firm wanted. We found everything we want, and more, in Metcalfe. They are great to work with, listen well, are incredibly responsive, both to our needs and in the day to day working relationship. I have worked with many firms over the years, and often I feel like I get a cookie-cutter result. Not with Metcalfe. They have my complete and unalloyed recommendation. The new residence hall is the first of many new buildings we imagine coming out of our master planning exercise - I strongly suspect we will be working with Metcalfe for years to come.”

- Tom Wilschutz, Head of School, Solebury School


We welcome the opportunity to discuss how our combined expertise will accelerate your growth goals.

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