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school volunteers

Energizing your school volunteers

There are many things that all schools have in common, whether they are public, private, charter, preschool, grade school, or high school.   All schools put their students first and work toward educating and supporting them. All schools are lively, busy, and full of...
enrollment event

Turning Graduation into a School Enrollment Event

The end of the school year is a very busy time (so is the beginning and the middle if we’re being honest with ourselves) and it’s easy to get lost in all of the day-to-day activities, special assemblies, graduations, report cards, staff turnover, and everything else...
How to use teachers in school enrollment

How to use your teachers to turbo charge your school’s enrollment

  Think about your school and what makes it special.  Is it your brand-new facilities?  Maybe it is your engaging and creative curriculum?  Or perhaps your inspiring mission statement? While those are all important and hopefully you are talking about them, I am sure...
Back to school night

Tips for making your back to school night a success

Many schools like to start the new school year off with a Back to School or Curriculum Night, a kind of educational open house where teachers give presentations about the things they will cover over the year, how they will teach these lessons, and what will be...
Buddy Family

How to Build a Buddy Family Program at your School

School leaders spend a lot of time trying to attract new families to join their school communities. However, once a family is enrolled there is a tendency to shift the focus of these relationships, focusing exclusively on teaching the child(ren) that has just become a...
increase enrollment

Diagnosing your enrollment challenges to increase enrollment

Whenever I consult with a new school, the first question I always ask is “why is your enrollment down?”  Now, this seems like a very simplistic question, but it is designed to better understand the client’s understanding of the full enrollment cycle.  I have had some...
parent orientation

Building a new parent orientation program

You’ve done the hard work of marketing your school, telling your story, and you’ve attracted a fantastic group of new families to join your school community. Congratulations!   Now the work of helping these families know they made the right decision and filling them...