“Starting a New Private School” with Reed Sumida

This is a very short video clip that opens the door to the steps towards starting a New Private School. ISPG/The Independent School Performance Group is a company that offers consultancy services to existing private schools and and schools that are on a start up stage. Lots of excellent materials and advices worth browsing. As usual I will be posting the other excellent short video clips on “Advancement”, “Student Retention”, “Strategic Planning”, “Board Development”, “School Formation” etc. I’m sure you will be benefiting a lot from this a..n..d Enjoy!!!
Meri Desta

ISPG and its Associates provides school start up services to private and independent schools throughout North America. Our experience of helping numerous other founders form their schools guides us in understanding the critical functions of starting a school and will provide you and your group with the strategies and tactics that will contribute to making your project:

financially viable
void of costly errors and missteps
on time and on budget
stay within the financial reach of the founders
exceed the expectations of the community
a long-term legacy of the founders’ vision
ISPG Quick Tip – If you want to significantly increase the likelihood of making your school dream
a reality, make certain that you have:

A vision for the school shared by others who will dedicate their time and energy within your founding group;
Financial resources sufficient to fund the development of your school’s business and financial plan.
ISPG School Formation

Whether you are looking to start a pre-school, grade school or vocational/career school, ISPG Associates have real world experience based in our vast educational and business sector experiences.

The following are services provided by ISPG for new school formation. ISPG Associates have been instrumental in the formation of numerous new private and independent schools throughout North America.

Private School

Business Related Services

ISPG School Formation

Defining the true vision and mission
Establishing the legal entity by which the school will operate;
Establishing a school governance and reporting committee structure based on the vision and values of the founders which may include a School Society Constitution and By-Laws;
Creating a three year strategic Business Plan;
creating a strategic financial plan including
requirements for investment capital, working capital and cash flows for the first three years;
Creating a three year strategic marketing strategy to drive enrolment;
Oversight of an application for Charitable status (if applicable) for purposes of issuing donation receipts:
Leading the design of an identity package, including website, brochure, logo, motto, crest, slogan and uniform concept;
Property procurement
Lease negotiations
Administrative requirements
Policies and procedures
Procurement of project financing
Market research
Private School

Education Related Services

ISPG School Formation

Registration and licensing;
Curriculum development;
Advertising for, evaluating and interviewing teaching staff, administrative and other staff;
Development of the admissions process
Student recruitment and marketing strategy;
Sourcing and supervising procurement of equipment;
Recruiting, supervising, supporting and evaluating the Head of School (the “Head”);
Assisting the Client to ensure that the School:
meets the requirements of the legislation applicable for the opening of the School; and
is able to provide an education to students which meets the requirements of the local governmental jurisdiction;

Call or email to discuss your vision for a new school. info@ispginc.com 1-800-884-0989

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About Merid Desta

I am a very passionate and mature African-Ethiopian researcher/ peacebuilder/ manager/ leader/ who have been doing a research on peace and conflict in the horn of Africa. I have learned that both my under- and post-graduate studies need to be topped up with formal studies of theories and praxis of peace, conflict, justice, identity, nationalism, ethnicity, religion and other related theories. All the trusts, institutes, faith-based and other secular organisations in which I was involved in leadership, mobilising and training capacities, were committed to addressing all aspects of individuals and communities’ life. Being an advocate for all human beings to be released from their spiritual, physical, social, mental and economic poverty, with a view to enabling them to become fulfilled and responsible human beings who live up to the standard of their best capacity, was at the core of all my work and the people and teams whose ministry I led. I have been involved in interfaith; interethnic; intercultural and interdenominational peacebuilding, conflict resolution and management work in the capital. My family’s life has always been sacrificial. We have committed our lives and are preparing for more commitments to work initially among a few communities and regions in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan/ South Sudan and the surrounding regions. These nations of Eastern Africa have often been under enormous threats and incidents of civil wars, ethno-religious conflicts, genocide etc.

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