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Independent School Enrollment Management

Trends in pricing, competition, and parent preferences are threatening the sustainability of independent school enrollment. Our research and tools can help you build a modern enrollment management shop that is integrated into key decision-making processes.

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Research & Insights

In the 2018 Independent School Executive Forum’s Executive Roundtable series, Building and Sustaining a Competitive Advantage, researchers shared best practice strategies in the area of enrollment management and faculty professional development. This resource center is designed to take the insights and best practices from our research on enrollment management, Expanding the Enrollment Funnel, and translate…

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The Independent School Executive Forum is excited to host our annual national meeting series, bringing together heads of school from around the country. 
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Use this toolkit to guide admissions, marketing, and communications teams in taking advantage of the full potential of word-of-mouth for recruitment purposes. Traditionally, mission-aligned families have been familiar with the value of an independent school education and have actively pursued it for their children. Recently, increased competition and the rising cost of tuition have resulted…

With growing concerns about economic and demographic changes, price of tuition, and questions of the value of independent school education, financial sustainability is an issue for independent schools. This brief highlights major factors that impact financial sustainability and lays out six levers you can use to inflect it: advancement, cost cutting, alternative revenues, enrollment management,…


About the Webconference What metrics should we be tracking? How do we share our findings? School leaders are looking to make more data-driven decisions and often turn to our team for guidance. To complement our EAB study Impactful Financial Dashboards, we’ve invited one of our member heads to share their approach with you. Join us for a…

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