Net Assets: ‘Position of Strength -A Case Study in Strategic Sustainability Planning with Greenhill School’

By Dr. Harry Bloom

An ambitious long-term planning effort is underway at Greenhill School in Dallas, which serves more than 1,300 students from prekindergarten through 12th grade. Is the school struggling? To the contrary, Greenhill is in a strong economic position by almost any measure. Its many advantages include small classes, a waiting list at each grade level, nationally competitive faculty compensation, a 75-acre campus with a state-of-the-art performing arts center, a $35 million endowment and a generous financial aid budget. But last January, the school set its sights on the future. In partnership with Measuring Success, the education-focused data, analytics and research consulting company where I work, the school’s leadership set out to solve a vexing riddle: How could it sustain its investments in educational quality without also having to increase tuition to a degree that would jeopardize its mission-critical goal of a financially diverse student population?

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