What’s next for your region? A collaborative quiz to get you started

In our last article, we defined the five levels of the Admission Collaborative Maturity Model. The purpose of the ACMM is to help you identify a pathway to increasing benefits from stronger and more sophisticated collaborations. To assist you in…

How do admission collaboratives succeed? We have the answer!

Earlier this week, we shared how successful collaboratives allow each school to retain their individuality and at the same time, through some or many shared processes, introduce significant efficiencies for both school and parent/guardian communities. However, a well-functioning collaborative can…

Upcoming series: regional admission collaboratives

Here at Ravenna, we are fortunate to work with strong regional collaborations all across the country. These communities have shown how private school collaboration benefits families, admission offices and the greater school community. In this blog series, we’ll explore how…

Are your admission application questions aligned with your school’s values?

Admission officers can (almost always!) easily recite their school’s mission. How often, though, does an admission office think about how the application itself reflects that mission? Application questions can provide a wonderful opportunity to not only communicate your school’s values,…

Ensuring a smooth transition for enrolling families

As of now, most private schools across the country have sent out decisions and are anxiously awaiting enrollment confirmation from admitted students. The few months post-decision have potential to be a challenging transition as various departments move enrolling families to…

Blogging: How Schools Can Authentically Showcase Their Strengths

In working with families, often from the time of their initial inquiry to the day of graduation, admissions offices gain a unique and important insight on their school community. A blog managed by the admission director can be a great…

Ready for a Busy Enrollment Season? 6 Productivity Tips for Your Whole Admissions Team

Independent school enrollment season can be a tremendously busy time for the admissions office. Between reading parent and student essays, processing last minute applications and answering prospecting families questions, it can feel overwhelming. The keys to maintaining a productive admission…

7 Helpful Hints For More Effective Teacher Evaluations

Teacher evaluations play a vital role in the private and independent school application process. The data can often be the most revealing glimpse into the learning profile of a child. Between balancing classroom responsibilities and preparing insightful evaluations, teachers can…

5 Ways to Jumpstart a Regional Collaborative

  From the beginning, the Ravenna vision has been twofold: to create a more efficient admission process for individual schools and to open the door for improved collaboration between schools. While private and independent schools have long competed against each…