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"How can we make the best use of our time, space, faculty, and dollars?"

Now more than ever, you've got to make the most of everything—and that's what an ISM Scheduling Analysis does. “Find” the time and space you need to expand your program's excellence and avoid expensive new construction.

What We Do

First, our Consultant reviews information you provide and becomes thoroughly familiar with your school's program, mission, and faculty culture. Then he or she spends three to four days at your school, interviewing administrators, faculty, parents, and students, and gathering information on:

  • your current schedule design
  • academic sequencing
  • stressful elements to eliminate
  • alternatives to crossover faculty
  • options for flexibility

We apply the scheduling theory ISM has developed over the past three decades, along with our knowledge of students’ learning needs, and custom design at least two scheduling options that best meet the needs of your school and its people.

An oral presentation of our findings and recommendations is given on the final on-site day. You also receive a written summary, as well as follow-up phone consulting for three months.

Benefit to You

Altering the schedule is one of the most economical and most effective ways to improve your school's quality. Your new ISM-designed schedule expands your ability to fulfill your mission by optimally supporting academics, cocurricular programs, and teachers' planning needs.


Our ISM scheduling consultation was simply remarkable in its scope, complexity, nuance, and insight. You've given us a superb start to our next internal planning cycle—our Initiative for School Excellence model. You've lit a professional brush fire here! Bravo!
Dennis G. Manning, Headmaster
Norfolk Academy, VA

Learn More

To learn more about how our Consulting Services can serve your school, e-mail Helen Foster, Consulting Manager, or call 302-656-4944 (ext. 134).

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