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Independent School Executive Forum

Heads of independent schools face a range of critical challenges, including how to ensure financial sustainability, enhance fundraising and alumni engagement, balance academic rigor and student wellness, and optimize faculty recruitment and professional development. EAB’s Independent School Executive Forum provides best strategies and innovative solutions to help you address these challenges.

"It’s great to come to the national meeting to explore new ideas. You cannot replicate this in many other settings."

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In order to retain enrollments amid the COVID-19 pandemic, independent schools will need to be clear about what they can provide to students and families outside of face-to-face learning. To address value concerns, independent schools must take extra measures to sustain a sense of community and highlight the unique value of the independent school experience. This resource provides a collection of strategies to use over the summer months and into the coming school year to help schools to engage students and families for purposes of retention.



The Independent School Executive Forum is excited to host our annual national meeting series, bringing together heads of school from around the country. Across the event, we will share our latest research, provide time for discussion, and preview forthcoming implementation support services.

The inaugural session of the meeting series will provide an overview of EAB’s research process and introduce our Hiring Top Talent study. The event will focus on laying the foundation for effective hiring, including maximizing relevant technology, and on determining assessment criteria at the outset of the hiring process.

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