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How to Manage a Sudden Enrollment Shift

Vol. 16 No. 7

It can be a worst-case scenario for a School Head. You work with your team to solidify your budget months in advance, and plan for the coming school year accordingly. But, in August, you realize that fewer students enrolled than you had planned, or perhaps an unexpected increase in expenses surfaces.

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Communicate End-of-Year Changes Effectively

Vol. 16 No. 7

It’s getting warmer, the days are getting longer and, yes, we are quickly approaching the end of the school year. No doubt spring brings excitement to your hallways, but there’s still much to do before the school year concludes.

As School Head, you must navigate the changes that will take place at the end of the year.

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Why the Well-Being of the School Head Matters

Vol. 16 No. 6

Research proves that the well-being of the School Head can have a profound impact on the school. ISM recently conducted an investigation into how the well-being of the School Head truly impacts school outcomes, including faculty culture, student enrollment, and the Head’s own long-term success.

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Should You Re-enroll Students Who Owe Tuition?

Vol. 16 No. 6

A student is behind on tuition, but his or her family has promised to pay the remaining amount. When contracts for the following year are sent, that student commits to re-enrollment. Now the school needs to make a choice—do you re-enroll a student who owes tuition from a previous term?

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Creating a Successful Advisory Program

Vol. 16 No. 5

A key attribute of a private-independent school education is the presence of an advisory program. Families value the one-on-one attention and mentoring their child receives, providing them with the academic guidance, character education, and personal development advice they need to excel within your school. Here are some tips for creating a successful advisory program to benefit students, families, and faculty.

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How to Announce a New Strategic Financial Plan

Vol. 16 No. 5

The holiday season is behind us, a new year is beginning, and you have big tasks on the horizon. Chances are your team is in the final stages of completing next year’s financial plan. It’s now your job to orchestrate announcing next year’s plans—along with any accompanying changes to tuition and fees—to the school community.

It can be difficult to share this news, and you may wonder about the best way to approach this announcement.

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