How to motivate your students to participate in their own learning

By |2019-02-04T15:42:11-05:00February 4th, 2019|Administration, Advice, Leadership Tips for Small Schools|

As a private school administrator, you wear a lot of hats every day on the job. Depending on your specific role and the size of your school, on any given day you may have to focus on: board relations fundraising financial planning marketing communications and public relations human resources food services transportation issues security challenges [...]

Understanding the evolution of ‘guidance counselor’ to ‘school counselor’

By |2019-01-21T07:13:49-05:00January 21st, 2019|Administration, Leadership Tips for Small Schools|

It used to be that guidance counselors had one primary mission: prepare students for college and career pathways after graduation. Think of duties like writing recommendation letters, sending student transcripts to colleges, and helping students job hunt. But in recent years, the role of guidance counselors has evolved to include far more. While today’s “school [...]

7 common myths about private schools—and why they’re wrong

By |2019-01-07T07:42:21-05:00January 7th, 2019|Administration, Advice, Leadership Tips for Small Schools|

What comes to mind when you think of a private school? Maybe a mostly wealthy, white, and privileged student body all dressed in matching uniforms. Or maybe ivy-covered buildings and expensive stadiums. Or elitist families driving up in luxury cars to drop their kids off. It’s not a very welcoming picture, is it? The truth [...]

7 ways to serve students with special needs at your school

By |2018-12-11T08:58:47-05:00December 11th, 2018|Administration, Advice, Leadership Tips for Small Schools, Tips for high school|

How can your private school serve students with special needs? Especially operating on a modest budget with a small staff? Both good questions that we’ll address in this blog post! While private schools aren’t required to provide special education programs or services, you should have some understanding of how to accommodate these students, what types [...]

How to help your high school students think critically

By |2018-12-09T11:39:09-05:00November 27th, 2018|Administration, Leadership Tips for Small Schools, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

What’s one skill set that applies to any area of life, including any career? The answer is skillful critical thinking! Critical thinking can help students hypothetically “remove themselves” from a situation in order to be more objective and see things from other viewpoints. As a critical thinker, a student is self-aware as well as others [...]

5 traits of the best online high schools

By |2018-11-15T06:30:32-05:00November 15th, 2018|Advice, Budget Management Tips for Small Private or Alternative Schools, High school transcripts, Leadership Tips for Small Schools, Tips for high school|

As school administrators know all too well, the education marketplace in America is increasingly competitive. Today, parents and students can choose from a long list of options including traditional public schools, charter schools, private schools, homeschooling, and even online schools to best meet their child’s unique needs and career goals. With so many choices available, [...]