• In this issue of Ideas & Perspectives,

    we discuss why schools should strive to be heterogeneous, our latest faculty compensation survey results, and strategies for recruiting home-schoolers.

  • 19th Annual Heads Retreat

    At the ISM Head’s Retreat, discuss, network, and share with your peers and get new metrics to assess your academic operations, use your time effectively and get results that continue your mission into the future. Relax from the rigors of the first months of the school year.

  • Fall Webinar Calendar is Here!

    Professional Development right from your office. Get the answers you need and the advice you know you can depend on without missing a beat on your campus.

    Our 60-minute sessions are packed with insightful research, tools, and resources that are promised to empower and engage you.

    Fall calendar is now online! See what sessions we have planned for your position this season.

  • Each year in the United States …

    emergency rooms treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries!

    Carrying Student Accident Insurance is just one more precaution your school can take to protect your athletes, scholars, and shining stars—for pennies per student. Our plans protect your domestic, international, and international K–college bound students.

  • Options, Options, Options!

    Offering Voluntary Benefits to your faculty and staff is one way to expand your school’s benefit portfolio without expanding your budget. Whether or not your school offers medical benefits or has opted to send employees to the government exchanges, Voluntary Benefits can help you protect those who protect your students.

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Recent Articles

Private School Sixth-Grader’s Science Fair Experiment Cited as “Pilot Study” in New Lionfish Research

There’s much to be said for being raised by two ecologists and attending a private school that encourages scientific exploration. In fact, with the kind of support Lauren Arrington received from her family and school, it’s no surprise that her science fair experiment was cited as a “pilot study” for groundbreaking ecological research on invasive species—all before she was old enough to drive.

“What’s for Lunch?” –Private Schools Providing Healthy Meals

The annual conference for the School Nutrition Association (SNA) took place a few weeks ago. Vendors lined up in rows, all plying their goods and demonstrating how their product was not just tasty, but also in compliance with tougher U.S. federal guidelines for lunches, effective as of July 1 this year.

Lessons for Private Schools From Comcast Call Catastrophe

What do you think of when someone says “customer service”? Terrible wait times and unresolved problems at mammoth corporations spring to mind, but these impressions are the opposite of what customer service should be. Every organization—including private schools—should strive for excellent relations with its clients. Your school must actively foster relationships with families, faculty, and students to avoid careless interactions that can lead to big publicity problems.

Take Note: Four Private School Blogs to Emulate

Blogging can be one of the easiest and most reliable ways to get your private school’s message onto the Web and into the community. However, worries about the time commitment or whether you have anything of interest to say can stop your school from publishing that first post. To inspire you for next year, here are four private-independent school administrators who are doing a marvelous job blogging their school’s mission to cyberspace—and whose example you can follow in your own blog.

“What Your Students Did Over Summer Vacation”

For most students, summer vacation offers a time of relaxation and rest before the start of another jam-packed school year. For others, though, summer marks the beginning of new adventures and opportunities otherwise unnoticed during days full of classes and nights full of homework. What are your students doing this summer? Read on for a glimpse into the possibilities of summer break.

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