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.
Consulting services, surveys, research, publications, and professional development events to help you meet your school’s mission.
Strong leaders. Powerful partnerships.
Employee benefits, student coverages, and Directors & Officers to protect your most valuable asset—your community.
Great schools have great benefits.
Tools made specifically to serve the needs of private-independent schools.
Empowered schools make informed decisions.
Insight for Private-School Leaders
4/4/2023 — 4/6/2023
School Hiring Mastery: How to Create and Implement a Mission-Driven Hiring Plan
4/27/2023 — 5/25/2023
Road Map to Year One: ISM’s Accelerator for New Heads