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Financial Sustainability

Schools are feeling squeezed by demographic changes, rising competition, and the costs associated with supporting students, both academically and emotionally. EAB can help you understand the trends and set a strategy for ongoing financial sustainability.

Our Products

Independent School Executive Forum

Equipping school leaders with the research, strategies, and tools to address their most pressing challenges including financial sustainability, student wellness, fundraising and alumni engagement, professional development and more.
  • 124 partner schools across the United States
  • 90% of partners consider national meetings “Excellent.”
“Despite my busy schedule, I will always block off time to talk with EAB, because I know it will be thoughtful, interesting, and I’ll learn a lot too.” – Independent School Executive Forum partner

District Leadership Forum

Providing superintendents and other leaders with the strategies and data they need to make more informed decisions, effectively implement ideas, and create a high-performing district.
  • Currently serving 120 (and counting) partner districts across the United States
  • 3.95/4.00 cumulative national meeting GPA since 2017
“It would take a full-time researcher a whole year to pull together the data that EAB can synthesize in 10 days.” – Superintendent

Research & Insights

Summary This research brief explores opening a new comprehensive high school in the district. Five profiled districts opened a new high school within the last six years and one profiled district will open a new high school in 2021. This brief provides considerations on program and building design, student placement, staffing, and community engagement. Key […]

Summary This report describes how districts operate interdistrict desegregation programs to combat regional segregation. The report first provides an overview of interdistrict desegregation program types, outcomes, and common challenges. The report then suggests solutions to major problems facing interdistrict desegregation programs, including the legality of selection criteria, decreasing community engagement, the lack of sustainable funding, […]


Join us for a conversation with Dr. T.J. Locke, Head of School at The Episcopal Academy, to learn more about how data and well-structured dashboards can help school leaders make data-informed decisions.