Lead with purpose.

ISM began with a simple vision—strengthen private-independent schools by empowering school leaders who have dedicated their lives to helping children succeed. Founders Rod and Anne Snelling started with the creation of Ideas & Perspectives in 1975, an advisory periodical filled with best practices, insights, and resources. As new challenges arose in the community, ISM responded with options to help leaders navigate and overcome obstacles.

Today, ISM is a company of three divisions and nearly 25 departments still driven by the same mission—advance school leadership to enrich the student experience.

 

Independent School Management | Advisory Services

Advisory

Consulting services, surveys, research, publications, and professional development events to help you meet your school’s mission.
Strong leaders. Powerful partnerships.

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Insurance

Employee benefits, student coverages, and Directors & Officers to protect your most valuable asset—your community.
Great schools have great benefits.

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Software

Tools made specifically to serve the needs of private-independent schools.
Empowered schools make informed decisions.

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Upcoming Workshops and Events

8/19/2021 — 1/20/2022

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New Heads Cohort: Fall Semester

Status: Open

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11/3/2021 — 11/6/2021

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25th Annual Heads Retreat

Status: OpenLocation: San Antonio, TX

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More Offerings

  • workshop 10/6/2021 — 10/8/2021

    Summer Program: An Asset to Your School

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  • workshop 10/18/2021 — 10/19/2021

    How to Build and Implement an Extraordinary Major Gifts Program

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  • workshop 10/25/2021 — 10/27/2021

    School Hiring Mastery: How to Create and Implement a Mission-Driven Hiring Plan

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