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The research has been completed and your school’s new schedule has been designed. Now the chance announcement is on the horizon. How you announce it could make or break your community’s reception. We have broken down three key errors to avoid when making such an announcement.Read More
As Chair of the Committee on Trustees, you have worked with your fellow Board members to complete the Board’s profile, identifying the skills and experience needed to bring the next stage of the school’s strategic plan to fruition. Now it’s time to determine who can best fill those roles. Sc...Read More
Creating a safer school requires a holistic and intentional effort on the part of the school-wide community to identify risk in multiple areas; essentially creating a risk inventory. This work is then followed by the creation of processes and procedures to both mitigate, and where possible, prevent untoward events from occurring in the first place.Read More
Leslie Yoder, The Cambridge School’s Director of Enrollment Management, is passionate about her school’s mission. But in her second year on the job, she noticed that the school had experienced a one-year enrollment dip.Read More
Financial aid can be complicated. Many schools find it difficult to balance financial aid applicant needs with budgetary concerns. Determining which families to award, how much to award, and when to give it should be approached thoughtfully. Instead of considering financial aid as an expense, think of it as generating revenue.Read More
As a School Head or academic leader, you want your school culture to encourage teachers’ professional development. At the same time, you need to hold faculty accountable to the high professional standards of performance needed to achieve the student outcomes parents expect.Read More
No matter what type of school you are, the right preparation ensures the success of your capital campaign. A capital campaign plan lays out the design and implementation of your campaign to prepare, motivate, and engage your constituents. Your plan is going to illustrate what the campaign is going to look like from establishing goals to achieving those goals.Read More
Planning ahead (and for the worst) is never an easy task. But we believe that planning ahead for a potential marketplace shift and how it could affect your school is integral to long-term viability. We have found that roughly 200 private schools close per year, even during strong economic times. How do you keep your school from becoming one of them?Read More
A recent report from EdChoice, The Private School Teacher Skills Gap: What K-12 Private School Educators Know and What They Need to Know, sheds some light on the deficiencies many private schools have when it comes to recruiting, nurturing, and retaining quality, mission-appropriate teachers.Read More
Private and independent schools have the opportunity to outdo their public school competitors in one major way—personalized, tailored relationships with their families.Read More