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.