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

1/18/2023 — 1/19/2023

workshop

How to Implement Transformative Faculty Growth and Development

Status: Open

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1/23/2023 — 1/25/2023

workshop

Strategic Financial Planning: A Comprehensive Approach

Status: OpenLocation: New Orleans, LA

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More Offerings

  • workshop 1/23/2023 — 1/24/2023

    Future-Proof Your School Through Scenario Planning

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  • workshop 1/23/2023 — 1/27/2023

    Student-Centered Scheduling

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  • workshop 1/24/2023 — 1/25/2023

    Winter Reboot for School Leaders: Reenergize, Reimagine, and Retool

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