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  • Financial Management | Benchmarking, data analysis and school-wide brainstorming enabled St. John's Preparatory School to moderate tuition increases, adjust revenue and spending, and enhance its value proposition. ...

  • Leadership | A champion for positive growth, Kessel managed sweeping campus renovations and construction projects that helped his school realize its vision. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to ...

  • Human Resources | Conducting a school-wide survey may help boost morale and retention if expectations are clear and employees feel heard. Article by Seymour Mintzer, Lake Highland Preparatory School From ...

  • CEO Notebook | Grace Lee will serve as NBOA legal counsel, one of many available resources to help school leaders manage employment practices. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Risk management ...

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  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Tuition models and pricing strategies are focus of continued NBOA-EMA partnership. This week, as the Enrollment Management Association’s Annual Conference kicks off in Washington, ...

  • Leadership | Hughes helped drive innovation and set the standard for diversity, equity and inclusion at Hathaway Brown School. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made ...

  • Risk Management | If your students, faculty or staff are traveling to China, their data is at risk. Thoughtfully developed and well implemented policies can keep it safe. Article by Clare Sisisky, Global Education ...

  • Facilities | Shift auxiliary program goals from arbitrary and out-of-reach to strategic and achievable using data sets and other national resources. Article by Vinita Ahuja, Georgetown Day School From ...

  • Leadership | Griffin managed efficient, effective vendor relationships while strengthening connections throughout his school’s community. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who ...

  • Projections | Every school can use data in its strategic decision-making if it’s presented to leaders at the appropriate level. From the September/October 2019 NetAssets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, ...

  • Human Resources | Implementing human resources technology may not only save time and improve the employee experience, but also spur more strategic thinking. Article by Donna Davis From the September/October ...

  • Leadership | Ferreira’s forward-thinking leadership enabled her school to expand risk management while maintaining compliance throughout a period of shifting government regulations. The Will J. Hancock Unsung ...

  • CEO Notebook | What inspires you to tackle challenges — and gives you the energy to follow through — at your school? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I’ve often wondered what it takes to ...

  • Financial Management | Tactical measures can help schools spend less. Knowing when to benchmark — and when not to — can do even more. Article by Geoff Still and Pete Upham , The Association of Boarding Schools ...

  • Leadership | A master project manager and strategic thinker, Downing also makes time to lend a hand to students, family and staff alike. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who ...

  • Risk Management | Federal court ruled recently that a school was not responsible for student’s claimed adverse effects from campus Wi-Fi. A strong enrollment contract helped the case. In recent years, some independent ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | The Gordon School’s individualized tuition model has helped drive a more inclusive and economically sustainable school community. Feature images courtesy of the Gordon School.  ...

  • Leadership | De Zaldívar has been instrumental in creating a more sustainable future for her school — both environmentally and financially. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers ...

  • CEO Notebook | Intentionally lowering school enrollment may allow your school to budget soundly and spend more time preparing for the future. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Last month ...

  • Leadership | Relocating to a bayside home has helped this business officer escape work’s incessant demands and find time for reflection. Article by Rachel Rosner, St. Paul's School From the July/August ...

  • Leadership | Dennison’s pioneering vision helped Indian Creek School transition to a new tuition model and modernize campus facilities. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who ...

  • Financial Management | Operating margin, net tuition revenue and expendable resources were up for more schools in the West and fewer schools in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas. Article by Mary Kay Markunas From ...

  • Risk Management | External pressures have replaced operational pressures as top-of-mind risks among school leaders, while sexual misconduct issues continue to reverberate at a national level. Interview by Cecily ...

  • Leadership | As his school’s first business officer, Bording has modernized human resources while lending a hand to just about everything else. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers ...

  • Risk Management | Security cameras today cost less and do more. With proper installation and monitoring, they can mitigate risk and head off lawsuits. Article by Bobby Brasher, Brook Hill School From the ...

  • CEO Notebook | A simple idea share among colleagues can bolster collaboration and provide ideas for stretching your mind – and budget. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Earlier this month ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Telling a story that aligns with the school’s mission is key to increasing enrollment and fostering connections across departments. When faced with the loss of a significant revenue ...

  • Facilities | Communication is key during busy summer months, fostering connections among different sides of the business office as well as staff and faculty members upon their return to campus. Article by ...

  • Leadership | The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to independent school business officers who have made an extraordinary contribution to their schools, as nominated by their colleagues. Congratulations ...

  • Facilities | When designing a shared school space, taking the time to collect different stakeholders’ perspectives in unbiased ways pays dividends. Article by Adena Dershowitz,  The Lycée Français de New York ...

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