Lead with purpose.

ISM began with a simple vision—strengthen private-independent schools by empowering school leaders who have dedicated their lives to helping children succeed. Founders Rod and Anne Snelling started with the creation of Ideas & Perspectives in 1975, an advisory periodical filled with best practices, insights, and resources. As new challenges arose in the community, ISM responded with options to help leaders navigate and overcome obstacles.

Today, ISM is a company of three divisions and nearly 25 departments still driven by the same mission—advance school leadership to enrich the student experience.

 

Independent School Management | Advisory Services

Advisory

Consulting services, surveys, research, publications, and professional development events to help you meet your school’s mission.
Strong leaders. Powerful partnerships.

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Insurance

Employee benefits, student coverages, and Directors & Officers to protect your most valuable asset—your community.
Great schools have great benefits.

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Software

Tools made specifically to serve the needs of private-independent schools.
Empowered schools make informed decisions.

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Upcoming Events

7/11/2022 — 7/15/2022

workshop

Transformative Academic Leadership

Status: OpenLocation: Philadelphia, PA

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7/11/2022 — 7/15/2022

workshop

The New Development Director

Status: OpenLocation: Philadelphia, PA

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More Offerings

  • workshop 7/11/2022 — 7/15/2022

    Chairing Your Department: The First Five Years

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  • workshop 7/11/2022 — 7/14/2022

    Directing the Athletic and PE Programs

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  • workshop 7/11/2022 — 7/15/2022

    Leading the Effective Lower School

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