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ISM e-Lists are free and no membership is required!

Connect with colleagues in private-independent schools nationwide. Share problems and solutions, get advice, or discuss growing issues in your field. It’s free conversation to help you do your job most effectively.

Joining the community is simple. Just click on the drop down menu and select the e-List you’re interested in joining.

Some e-Lists will require approval before acceptance. ISM confirms that individuals requesting to join some of our e-List communities are currently working in the position specific to the list. We do this for the safety of all e-List members. Once we verify the information you have provided, you will receive an e-mail from us confirming your subscription. Once confirmed, you will begin receiving e-mails from other e-List subscribers.

Please take into consideration that ISM e-Lists are a moderated service, and at times messages can be delayed for up to a week. ISM apologizes in advance for any interruptions this may cause. ISM does not, however, moderate for inappropriate postings or edit any materials. Please read the ISM e-List Rules and Etiquette document for more details about ISM's involvement with each e-List.

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The Admission e-List is intended to provide a forum to discuss the many facets of private-independent school admission and enrollment management. Topics may include open house strategies; admission funnel strategies; applicant testing and evaluation; admission timelines; enrollment management and enrollment management plans; Viewbooks and other admission messaging; and parent/student ambassador programs.

ISM confirms that individuals requesting to join our e-List communities are currently working in in a private-independent school setting. Once we verify the information you have provided, you will receive an email from us confirming your subscription. Once confirmed, you will begin receiving emails from other e-List subscribers.

When admission, development, and marketing communications efforts are well-integrated—to the extent that you’re regularly meeting, planning, executing, and evaluating your efforts as a team—the result for your school will be a well-organized, interdisciplinary Advancement approach that keeps students front and center of every decision you make.

Become a stronger Advancement teammate by joining all three e-Lists: Marketing Communications, Developement, and Admission.

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The Athletic Director open e-List is a service ISM is offering to Athletic Directors and Coaches of private-independent schools. The e-List is solely intended to provide a forum for those involved in private-independent school athletics to discuss topics, issues, and concerns relevant to their position.

We encourage you to take part in free discussions. ISM does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings, preview postings, or edit any material. However, if a subscriber brings any postings, which break the e-List rules to ISM¹s attention, at our sole discretion we will take action, including posting deletion and subscription termination.

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Thank you for your interest in ISM's Business Manager's e-List. We are offering subscriptions to Business Managers only. We must verify your position as a private-independent school Business Manager before we confirm your subscription.

Once we verify the information you have provided, you will receive an e-mail from us confirming your subscription. Once confirmed, you will begin receiving e-mails from other e-List subscribers.

The Business Manager's open e-List is a service ISM is offering to Business Officers (including CFOs, COOs, and Financial Officers) of private-independent schools. The e-List is solely intended to provide a forum for Business Managers to discuss the functions of private-independent school Business Office such as financial management, facilities, human resources, legal issues, transportation, food service, risk management, maintenance, etc.

This e-List encourages Business Managers to take part in free discussions. ISM does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings or edit any material. However, if a subscriber brings any postings which break the e-List rules to ISM's attention, at our sole discretion we will take action, including posting deletion and subscription termination.

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As Dean of Students, your plate is full with a variety of issues and concerns on a daily basis. You're not alone! By joining this e-List, you'll be connected to fellow Deans that are facing similar situations, as well as those that are seasoned to provide advice.

This e-List was created for Deans to use as a resource in achieving both day-to-day and long-term goals in relation to advisory problems, student life issues, and student behavior concerns.

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The Development e-List is intended to provide a forum to discuss the many facets of private-independent school development and fund raising. Topics may include: annual fund appeals and thank-yous; annual reports; sample development plans, policies and procedures; performance tracking reports; recognizing and stewarding endowment and capital gifts; attending to major donors; and alumni and/or parent relations.

ISM confirms that individuals requesting to join our e-List communities are currently working in in a private-independent school setting. Once we verify the information you have provided, you will receive an email from us confirming your subscription. Once confirmed, you will begin receiving emails from other e-List subscribers.

When admission, development, and marketing communications efforts are well-integrated—to the extent that you’re regularly meeting, planning, executing, and evaluating your efforts as a team—the result for your school will be a well-organized, interdisciplinary Advancement approach that keeps students front and center of every decision you make.

Become a stronger Advancement teammate by joining all three e-Lists: Marketing Communications, Developement, and Admission.

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As Head, your daily responsibilities and tasks can be overwhelming. ISM understands, and has established this new forum to provide you with a source for networking, insights, and peer guidance as you tackle difficult issues.

Just for Heads e-List is a service exclusively for Heads in private-independent schools. Use it as a resource in achieving both day-to-day and long-term goals in relation to your school's performance, faculty concerns, financial strategic planning, fund-raising efforts, and matters concerning your school's Board.

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You work with young children, whether you're the Head of a Lower School or the Lower School Division Head. That means dealing with difficult issues unique to elementary students and programs.

ISM has established the Lower School Heads/Division Heads e-List exclusively for you. This ISM e-List community is designed to provide you with a source of networking, insights, and peer guidance as you tackle your day-to-day responsibilities. Use this forum to address goals and concerns in relation to your school's performance, primary admission obstacles, collegiality, Board-related matters, and other topics of interest.

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You work with young children, whether you're the Head of a Middle School or the Middle School Division Head. That means dealing with difficult issues unique to elementary students and programs.

ISM has established the Middle School Heads/Division Heads e-List exclusively for you. This ISM e-List community is designed to provide you with a source of networking, insights, and peer guidance as you tackle your day-to-day responsibilities. Use this forum to address goals and concerns in relation to your school's performance, primary admission obstacles, collegiality, Board-related matters, and other topics of interest.

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You work with young children, whether you're the Head of an Upper School or the Upper School Division Head. That means dealing with difficult issues unique to elementary students and programs.

ISM has established the Upper School Heads/Division Heads e-List exclusively for you. This ISM e-List community is designed to provide you with a source of networking, insights, and peer guidance as you tackle your day-to-day responsibilities. Use this forum to address goals and concerns in relation to your school's performance, primary admission obstacles, collegiality, Board-related matters, and other topics of interest.

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The Marketing Communications e-List is intended to provide a forum to discuss the many facets of private-independent school marketing communications. Topics may include internal and external marketing messaging, branding, print and digital media, collateral materials, websites, video and photography, advertising, e-Newsletters, and the full range of social media platforms.

ISM confirms that individuals requesting to join our e-List communities are currently working in in a private-independent school setting. Once we verify the information you have provided, you will receive an email from us confirming your subscription. Once confirmed, you will begin receiving emails from other e-List subscribers.

When admission, development, and marketing communications efforts are well-integrated—to the extent that you’re regularly meeting, planning, executing, and evaluating your efforts as a team—the result for your school will be a well-organized, interdisciplinary Advancement approach that keeps students front and center of every decision you make.

Become a stronger Advancement teammate by joining all three e-Lists: Marketing Communications, Developement, and Admission.

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The Scheduler/Registrar open e-List is a service ISM is offering to Schedulers and Registrars of private-independent schools. The e-List is solely intended to provide a forum for Schedulers or Registrars to discuss functions of private-independent school scheduling and/or registration.

We encourage you to take part in free discussions. ISM does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings, preview postings, or edit any material. However, if a subscriber brings any postings, which break the e-List rules to ISM¹s attention, at our sole discretion we will take action, including posting deletion and subscription termination.

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This open e-List is a service ISM is offering to Summer Program Directors of private-independent schools. The e-List is solely intended to provide a forum for Summer Program Directors to discuss functions of private-independent school Summer Program Director.

We encourage you to take part in free discussions. ISM does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings, preview postings, or edit any material. However, if a subscriber brings any postings, which break the e-List rules to ISM¹s attention, at our sole discretion we will take action, including posting deletion and subscription terminatio

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