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ISM began in 1975 with a simple vision—strengthen private-independent schools by empowering school leaders who have dedicated their lives to helping children succeed.
WHY BOARDING SCHOOLS CHOOSE USISM is the premiere destination for boarding school administrators to receive research, insight, and guidance to deliver their missions with excellence. Rely on our 45+ years of experience with boarding schools to move your school forward through consultations, professional development, and Platinum membership, a cohort-based support system for School Heads.
OUR MISSIONISM is dedicated to the advancement of school management. We provide creative strategies by combining extensive research, proven management techniques, and personalized service.
My trust in ISM grew strong because, at the same time that they were willing to tailor their approach to our circumstances, they also worked faithfully and at length to help us understand possible trouble spots, think through solutions, and work toward them with clarity and intention.
I was skeptical when I first heard about ISM. I wasn’t sure if the company was really going to affect the bottomline or help us grow. I have been absolutely delighted with our results. We have seen an incredible return on investment—10 times the amount we paid in terms of student enrollment. It’s been a very worthwhile experience. ISM is the most reputable organization—the gold standard compared to everything else I’ve seen for private-independent schools.
As a founding Head, I have relied on ISM for resources and guidance. We succeeded because ISM gave us a path to follow.
I read Ideas & Perspectives religiously each month, and my Board Chair does, too. It’s outstanding. There is always something in there that applies to us, and it prompts good conversation between us and our board.