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Jack Peterson

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Managing for Mission was founded by Jack Peterson in 2011 based on more than 30 years of on-the-ground experience leading Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma WA, the last 17 as its president.


During that time Jack and his team developed recognized programs for student & faculty formation, service education, scientific research and athletics. In the last three decades, it became the largest private high school in the state, raised over $40 million, and saw its endowment grow from $.8 million to $20 million.  During the recent financial downturn, the school was able to increase enrollment, expand financial aid by 25%, and run a surplus.  Because of the school’s success, Jack has been asked to consult with many schools, from highly successful to fragile, from long-established to start-ups.

Managing for Mission shares proven management practices that will strengthen the apostolic, pedagogical, community and business models of faith-based schools.

Our Mission

What is Managing for Mission

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Looking to sharpen your saw during social distancing?

AVLI announces two new self-guided online courses in collaboration with


Strategic Planning for Catholic Schools

3-4 hours course resulting in your own Prospectus to guide Strategic Planning at your school

Fund Development Strategy

for Catholic Schools

4-8 hours resulting in a draft school Development Plan

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UPDATE:   AVLI announces two new self-guided online courses in collaboration with Managing for Mission