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 to empower you confidently award financial aid, support your school schedule, and more.
Award mission-appropriate families.

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Upcoming Workshops and Events

7/8/2019 — 7/12/2019

workshop

Student-Centered Scheduling

Status: ConfirmedLocation: Philadelphia, PA

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7/15/2019 — 7/18/2019

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Strategic Financial Planning: Skills and Implementation

Status: ConfirmedLocation: Philadelphia, PA

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More Offerings

  • workshop7/15/2019 — 7/17/2019

    Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity: Strategies for Private-Independent Schools

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  • workshop7/15/2019 — 7/18/2019

    Capital Campaign Mastery: Design and Implement an Extraordinary Campaign

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  • workshop7/17/2019 — 7/18/2019

    Protect Your School, Constituents, and Bottom Line

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