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Independent School Executive Forum

Research and strategic advisory for heads of independent K-12 schools

A Nationwide Network of Independent School Leaders


partner schools


students supported

200 - 2,000

students per school
K-12 Research and Advisory

Trusted Advice for Heads of School

Our team of experts partner closely with independent school leaders and their teams to identify their biggest opportunities, tackle their most pressing priorities, and prepare for what comes next.

Independent School Strategic Planning and Implementation

Meet Your School’s Most Complex Challenges Head On

From ensuring financial sustainability and driving fundraising to faculty recruitment and retention, our best-practice research, solutions, and tailored advice will help you make progress against your school’s biggest challenges.

  • Learning and Curricula
  • Faculty and Staff Morale
  • Community Relationships
  • Enrollment
  • College Advising
  • AI
  • Advancement
Head of School Networking and Professional Development

Harness the Power of a Nationwide Network of Independent School Leaders

Our independent school executive summits bring together the experience, knowledge, and perspective of K-12 experts, heads of school, and researchers to deliver you the best ideas to take back to your school.

  • Heads of School Roundtables
  • Implementation Collaboratives
  • Virtual Summits

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


Independent School Executive Forum Partner

Trusted Senior Advisors

Each of our partners works with a dedicated advisor who learns your school's priorities and challenges to steer your team to the right answers and resources. Our K-12 experts become an extension of your leadership team and expand the capacity of what you can accomplish.

Talk to an Expert
Scott Fassbach

Chief Research Officer

Specialties Strategic Planning, Talent Management, Strategy and Planning
Sharon Rosenfeld

Director, Research

Specialties Marketing and Recruiting, Enrollment Strategy, Financial Aid, Independent Schools, Parent and Community Engagement

Learn how we can help your school get further, faster.

To speak with an expert or request a demo, please submit this form.

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District Leadership Forum

Drive progress on district priorities with resources, implementation support, and expert advice from EAB

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Virtual Tours

Bring your campus story to life with immersive tours that drive student engagement and inquiries

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Pair powerful data warehousing technology with direct-to-user analytics tools to empower better decision-making across campus

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