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Many school leaders fear that raising tuition scares away prospective and current families. However, ISM’s research continues to debunk this notion.Read More
The financial aid awarding process can be stressful. That’s why we emphasize setting your policies in advance. When policies are set, there are no questions about how to treat specific situations. Policies provide consistency during the review process—and ensure your school knows its stance long ...Read More
Your schedule impacts everything. As School Head, you know the right schedule must reflect your school’s resources, philosophy, and mission, using a mix of available time, people, programs, and space.Read More
See how the Prince of Peace Christian School team implemented new strategies to grow their annual fund by 644% and surpass their biggest goals.Read More
You need your messages to resonate with parents on everything from big picture value to tactical, day-to-day information. But how do you reach them where they are, and ensure they get the information they need? Every generation desires prefers to receive information differently.Read More
Financial aid can be a sensitive topic for families and schools alike.To add to the tension, there will inevitably be families that don’t receive the amount of aid they applied for. Some will accept this number and others will request a conversation with your financial aid decision-maker to hear your school’s reasoning for its award. When it comes to these conversations, keep these tips in mind.Read More
The millennials are here. The millennial generation is typically defined as those between the ages of 25 and 37, meaning many school leaders are seeing millennial parents enter their ranks. What should private-school leaders know about the millennial generation of parents today?Read More
ISM has long recommended that schools set aside funding for professional development of teachers, and this starts with the Board during the strategic planning and strategic financial planning process.Read More
Consider all the buildings on your school’s campus. Is deferred maintenance—the practice of delaying building repairs—slowly and silently destroying your facilities?Read More
School leaders must strike a delicate balance when it comes to working with your direct reports. You want the faculty and staff that report to you to know that you care for their well-being, while also maintaining a sense of professionalism in your relationship. To that end, there may be some unspoken questions between you and your employees.Read More