Catholic School Marketing Consulting

The educational environment in which Catholic schools operate in has dramatically changed from 30 years ago.  Today, Catholic schools are struggling as perceptions towards the church has changed, increased competition in the form of charter schools have emerged, and parents increasingly wonder if a Catholic school provides the best education for their children.

These shifts have impacted Catholic schools in the form of lower enrollment and, unfortunately, school consolidations and closures.  This is not because the core education of Catholic schools has gotten worse.  Catholic schools continue provide an excellent education to students. What has changed is the need for the school to become much more effective at communicating the benefits of their school to both Catholics and Non-Catholics to increase enrollment.

At Bright Minds Marketing, we help Catholic schools tell their story better and help them to develop marketing plans (look here) to attract more families to their school.

The Bright Mind Marketing Difference


With over 20 years of marketing expertise in consumer products, pharmaceuticals and education, Bright Minds Marketing brings Fortune 500 insights and the industry’s latest, data-driven techniques to your school.  As a proud parent of 2 boys who attend Catholic school, I know the intimately the benefits of a Catholic school.  But, as the product of public schools, I also understand the misperceptions that many people have about Catholic schools.


Bright Minds Marketing works exclusively with schools. We understand that your school isn’t a product, it’s a community.


Every school is different.  We don’t offer cookie cutter solutions to complex problems. We craft solutions tailored to your school’s unique circumstances and budget.

Our Services


Private School Marketing Plan Development

Recruitment Process Analysis (Secret Shopper)

School Climate Surveys (Satisfaction Surveys)

Custom Market Research Services

Professional Development / Custom Training

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Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what our clients have to say:

“Nick felt like a member of the team.  He put a spotlight on the data we needed to start making decisions.  His recommendations provided the foundation we needed to be able to create a sustainable marketing strategy“ – Ed Seib, Principal, Christ the King, Indianapolis, IN

We are a better organization due to Nick’s attention to detail, documented best practices, large amount of raw & processed data, and a high level of customer service. We walked away with a specific, realistic and practical plan geared towards positive enrollment growth.”
Tyler, Mayer, VP of Institutional Advancement, Bishop Chatard High School, Indianapolis, IN

Still have questions?

 Let’s talk about your school and the challenges you face.  Click here for a free consultation. (Link to consultation page)

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