Lead with purpose.

ISM began with a simple vision—to 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 four divisions and nearly 25 departments still driven by the same mission—advance school leadership to enrich the student experience.

 

Advisory

Advisory

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

 

Insurance

Insurance

Your school community deserve the same support as you're committed to providing.
An integrated approach to mission-centered coverage.

 

EdTech Solutions

EdTech Solutions

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

 

 

Learning Events

Learning Events

Explore, engage, and empower your school with our professional development topics.
In-person and virtual sessions to choose from.

 

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Upcoming Events

3/5/2024 — 3/6/2024

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So You Want to Be an Independent School Head One Day

Status: Open

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4/16/2024 — 4/18/2024

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Your Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Successful Private School Endowment

Status: Open

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More Offerings

  • workshop 4/23/2024 — 4/25/2024

    Managing the Admission Boom: How to Revamp Your Processes

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  • workshop 4/23/2024 — 4/24/2024

    How to Implement Transformative Faculty Growth and Evaluation

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  • workshop 4/25/2024

    How to Build a Successful Growth Coaching Program

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