A Brief History
Starting in 1975 with Ideas & Perspectives, an advisory letter for Heads, Trustees, and other key managers, ISM has grown in direct response to the needs of the independent school community. New services have been added over the years to make ISM the only comprehensive management-support firm for private-independent schools in the United States and abroad. Administrators in schools of all types and sizes turn to ISM for advice and assistance on an array of management challenges, including risk management, student recruitment and retention, advancement, development, admission, marketing, strategic and long-range planning, Board/Head relations, personnel, plant expansion, retreats, mergers, scheduling, faculty culture, 21st century schools, leadership training, and creative Insurance solutions.
ISM is dedicated to the advancement of school management. We provide creative strategies by combining extensive research, proven management techniques, and personalized service.
Our Core Purpose
Advancing school leadership—enriching the student experience.
Our Core Values
ISM conducts business in a truthful and honorable manner, promoting trust, respect, and equality among team members and clients.
Focus at ISM is the tenacious engagement of team members in achieving our corporate goals.
ISM provides services and customer service that exceed expectations.
Creativity is the process of imagination, research, building, testing, and producing products and services—leading to solutions.
Understanding the concept of teamwork is basic to the role of ISM and its employees. As team members we understand, respect, and value the role of each team member, working together to support one another toward the achievement of our mission and internal goals. By being a complete resource, the team works for the school, through the appropriate administrator, with the Board, to support the achievement of the school's mission.
Clients are not interrupting our work; they are the purpose of our work. Further, we support one another as we address clients' needs.
Take an in-depth look at a particular subject through ISM's publications. These detailed pieces outline ISM research, theory, and practices to support you in implementing recommended strategies within your school.
Now more than ever, your school must maximize its use of available time, space, faculty, and dollars. That’s what a great schedule does! It is also essential that you create a schedule design that complements your school’s mission and program, and addresses the needs of students and parents.
Scheduling Without Conflict for Private Schools defines the critical components of a strong schedule. Learn how to address common obstacles schedulers face, including ways to handle exam scheduling, advisory programs, schedule review, service learning, and limited space. Here you will find the key elements for designing a schedule that meets your school’s specific needs.
For Gold Members
$35.00 General Price
As Summer Program Director, you likely realize that a summer program provides a valuable educational opportunity for children, as well as many other benefits. Parents of your current students appreciate having the program available for their children, and see it as a valuable service.
A summer program is an excellent source of auxiliary income that lets your school extend its mission beyond the school year and to a greater number of students. It is a wonderful recruiting conduit as well, introducing your school to potential students and giving them a “taste” of what your school offers.
This book provides the guidance you need to streamline your program and truly provide a child-centered service that caters to families and their children.
For Gold Members
$36.95 General Price