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Day 2
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9:00 am

Opening Thoughts: Program Innovation and School Brand

Led by Greg Bamford from Charles Wright Academy in Outlook 101.

Day 3
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Your Role in Financial Strategy. Acquiring and Retaining Students for Your School

Over the last two decades, independent school tuitions have risen much faster than the Consumer Price Index. As a result, fewer people can afford to pay full price - and even those who can, may be increasingly price sensitive.Throughout Day 3, we will explore the independent school financial and enrollment model and will look at opportunities to adapt our cost structure, enrollment strategies, financial aid strategies, and price point.

Day 4
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7:00 am

Morning Fitness Activity (Optional)

Start your morning off with an exercise, food and nutrition or yoga class.

Day 3
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10:30 am

School Leader Consultations

Appointments with faculty and speakers to discuss areas of interest.

Day 2
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The Changing Competitive Landscape and the Need for Educational Innovation

Educational innovation isn’t just a pedagogical imperative, it’s a strategic imperative. New entrants are disrupting traditional assumptions about the most valuable parts of an independent school experience, competing with independent schools with lower cost structures and lower price points. Microschools like Lakeside’s The Downtown School and The Mastery School of Hawken offer compelling, 21st-century learning environments without the fixed costs of large campuses and legacy programs. Khan Academy and online high school offer access to high-quality content for free. Public schools are innovating with magnet programs that appeal to many of our traditional customers. How is educational innovation disrupting the independent school business model as well as our instructional model? Where do our schools offer the most value to customers compared to these new entrants? How might we radically restructure the independent school business model around our unique value proposition? In Day 2, we will explore new models and think about how our schools should innovate to stay ahead of the competition.

Day 1
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7:30 pm

Evening Dessert Reception

Join us for after dinner drinks and dessert on the Outlook Patio.

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$5,000

Includes accommodations, meals, and planned activities.

Come Join Us!

Thanks to the generosity of the Edward E. Ford Foundation, there are 10 places available at $2,500 for secondary school heads whose institutions are facing financial challenges. These places will be awarded on a first come-first served basis. Apply here to be considered for a discounted tuition.

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