Stay current with the latest private-independent school news.
What are the latest trends impacting private-independent school enrollment? How can you be the most effective in your role as an administrator? How can you help your school meet its mission and best serve your students?
Sign up to receive The Source, a free weekly newsletter from ISM.
We cover such topics as how to communicate with your constituencies, work with your fellow school leaders, leverage new technology trends, utilize recommended reading and resources, implement new strategies—all to better serve your school's mission.
Join more than 30,000 private-independent school administrators and have The Source delivered right to your inbox.
See articles for School Heads, Business & Operations, Advancement, Academic Leadership, and Trustees, in addition to Private School News.
School leaders have learned a great deal about educating students in a COVID-19 environment. It is clear that many challenges will extend into the fall. Therefore, it is essential for community stakeholders to feel informed about ongoing work, especially how leaders are planning for the 2021–22 school year.Read More
Tuition setting is the cornerstone of your school's sustainability—acting as a compass and charting the course for your long-term viability. Consider all the essential variables to your sustainability. Price yourself according to those variables and the mission-driven program you want to deliver.Read More
We’re back with more answers to your questions about effective fundraising approaches, especially in a socially distanced world. Read on for our best advice about connecting with prospects and donors right now.Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many hardships. But, like every situation, there are silver linings that leaders would be remiss to ignore.Read More
You know social media is essential of your marketing strategy. But if you're wearing many hats, marketing—especially social media—is often the first initiative to fall to the wayside.Read More
The pandemic has altered fundraising approaches for many schools. Some traditional tactics are no longer viable. Schools must strategize new approaches to connect with prospects in a socially distanced world.Read More
A growth-oriented faculty culture is imperative for school success. Teachers who constantly strive to better serve their students are the backbone of their schools—they are the frontline, delivering missions with excellence.Read More
Between COVID-19, economic recession, and political and social unrest, it is clear that schools must reevaluate priorities to deal with the realities of the current conditions. Every school’s future will rely on these considerations.Read More
Today’s school spotlight features Flintridge Preparatory School, located near Los Angeles in La Canada, California. Flintridge Prep is a private-independent, coed day school for grades 7–12.Read More
The new $900 billion relief bill, signed into law on December 27, 2020, is called the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The bill includes direct payments to individuals, expands unemployment benefits, and reopens the popular Paycheck Protection Program. It provides funding for schools, childcare, and vaccine distribution and administration. It also includes rental assistance, nutrition assistance, and grants for theaters and other live event venues.Read More