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Planning ahead (and for the worst) is never an easy task. But we believe that planning ahead for a potential marketplace shift and how it could affect your school is integral to long-term viability. We have found that roughly 200 private schools close per year, even during strong economic times. How do you keep your school from becoming one of them?Read More
A recent report from EdChoice, The Private School Teacher Skills Gap: What K-12 Private School Educators Know and What They Need to Know, sheds some light on the deficiencies many private schools have when it comes to recruiting, nurturing, and retaining quality, mission-appropriate teachers.Read More
Financial aid can be complicated. Many schools find it difficult to balance financial aid applicant needs with budgetary concerns. Determining which families to award, how much to award, and when to give it should be approached thoughtfully. Instead of considering financial aid as an expense, think of it as generating revenue.Read More
As a School Head or academic leader, you want your school culture to encourage teachers’ professional development. At the same time, you need to hold faculty accountable to the high professional standards of performance needed to achieve the student outcomes parents expect.Read More
No matter what type of school you are, the right preparation ensures the success of your capital campaign. A capital campaign plan lays out the design and implementation of your campaign to prepare, motivate, and engage your constituents. Your plan is going to illustrate what the campaign is going to look like from establishing goals to achieving those goals.Read More
As education professionals, you’re probably passionate about fostering a love of lifelong learning among your students. But we’ve found that many leaders are so focused on their school and their students that they overlook themselves and their leaders when it comes to ongoing learning.Read More
Each day, people set goals for themselves at work and at home. In school, students set goals for achieving academically and performing well in their extracurricular activities. We see the value of teachers and administrators setting goals for themselves, and how this has the potential to benefi...Read More
Private and independent schools have the opportunity to outdo their public school competitors in one major way—personalized, tailored relationships with their families.Read More
As Board President, you are always concerned with the Board’s success and its governance of your school. With this in mind, consider the following nine strategies that are likely to lead your school to failure.Read More
There is a right way to budget your financial aid program. The proper way ensures that you use it as a tool to advance your school’s mission, while also strategically increasing revenue and enrollment.Read More