Fox Chapel Area's strategic plan includes the district's mission statement and vision, which define the district's purpose. The plan further provides belief statements and core values, and defines goal areas and action plans.
The district's Board of School Directors had a key role in the process, establishing and shaping the mission statement and goal areas. The Board, along with the administrative team, also wrote the new vision statement. A planning committee, made up of district-level administrators, principals representing each of the six schools, and teacher association representatives, addressed all the steps necessary to complete the comprehensive plan, including examining goal priorities and developing the action plans. A professional education committee that included classroom and educational support teachers, parents, community members, and business leaders, plus district-level and building administrators, reviewed the action plans for professional development opportunities and reviewed the overall plan. The site-based teams from each building also reviewed and made comments on the plan.