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Defining priorities and keeping a to-do list can help you recognize where to focus your efforts. Here are the four top priorities for the School Head.Read More
When it comes to school finances, two voices are primarily in charge—the School Head and the Business Manager. These two roles must be on the same page and work together efficiently to protect the school’s viability. Use the following tips to strengthen your relationship so you’re able to protect the long-term interests of the school together.Read More
Schools must prepare to communicate before, during, and after all crisis situations—what is happening, why, and what students and parents must do when an event occurs. Each situation is unique and requires a defined, clear communications process in your school’s comprehensive crisis plan.Read More
Many schools want to build an international student program—one that welcomes mission-appropriate international students to campus and provides a quality education while also supporting the school's admission and enrollment goals. So where do you start? Many schools turn to agencies.Read More
A Head who leaves your school and takes a position elsewhere is the most common scenario, but not the only one. Be wary of the situation created by the chief administrator who leaves the school but remains in the community—particularly a long-term and beloved Head who is going into retirement.Read More
The School Head should always attend Board meetings. But what about other key school administrators?Read More
Data is one of the most vital things your school can collect. It’s easy to make assumptions about what students, parents, faculty, and staff actually want. But data, collected often and pragmatically, provides insight into what your constituencies really want and need.Read More
You may have heard the terms inboarding and onboarding—and assumed they were the same. But these two terms refer to how to bring a person into the fold of your school, depending on their experience. Whether you’re starting a new role yourself or are supporting someone as they take on a leadership position, know the difference between these terms to help your leaders succeed.Read More
Coming up with innovative ideas for fundraisers can be challenging. You want to pique your community’s interest, offer something that’s of value to them, and raise money for your school in the process. One idea might be to raffle off partial tuition as a fundraiser, perhaps as the ultimate item during your Auction Gala.Read More
You must align your school's messaging with what parents and students want, as both groups play a vital role in the recruitment and retention processes. These are the six top factors that matter most to students when choosing a school.Read More