The Sustainability of Small Independent Schools
Date & Time
Thursday, September 14, 2023, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sustainability is a major topic for independent schools and has been for at least the past decade, as discussions emerged after the 2008 financial crisis with tuitions continuing to rise. In 2022, many school leaders found themselves in a challenging financial situation and having similar discussions surrounding sustainability. It appears that in particular, small independent schools face unique challenges that larger schools do not encounter, or when they do face the same challenges, the impact is greater due to the school’s size. Researchers from Vanderbilt University partnered with NAIS to provide information about the current state of small schools (defined as 200 or fewer students), with the goal of providing tailored recommendations for ways to support small schools. This workshop examines the landscape of small NAIS-member schools in 2022, the challenges they face, and what small independent school leaders have done to help their schools to become or remain sustainable in a competitive educational marketplace.
Location Name
Veranda D
Full Address
Red Rock Resort
11011 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89135
United States
Early Career, Mid Career, Advanced Career, Boarding Schools, Day Schools, Leadership and Management Skills, Mission and Brand, Institutional Strategy, Tuition and Financial Strategy