Illuminate Education is shutting down its student info system next year—what that means for your private school

By |2021-12-21T18:12:12-05:00January 9th, 2020|Administration, High school transcripts|

Here’s a question for all the private school administrators in our audience: What type of student information system (SIS) does your school use? If the answer is Illuminate Education, you’ll definitely want to read this blog post. Illuminate Education recently announced that it will be phasing out its SIS by the start of the [...]

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 |2024-01-29T19:10:03-05:00December 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 [...]

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