Measuring Success is devoted to helping independent schools increase their enrollment and financial vitality through the creative use of research and analytics.
These days, one of the most intense areas of interest expressed by the schools we work with is “how can I increase my school’s perceived value?” Typically, this is driven by a combination of softening inquiry and application streams, lower enrollment, increased attrition, and a lot of agonized soul searching about tuition levels.
Schools come to Measuring Success for guidance because they know we have regularly studied the relationship between tuition and enrollment and have conducted in depth market research with hundreds of thousands of current and prospective independent school families.
Assessing and increasing perceived value among prospective families is a complicated issue that involves a school’s actual performance, its perceived performance, its level of tuition, the focus of its marketing, and competition. But, there’s good news—a clear research and analytics pathway can predictably increase perceived value.
“Measuring Success has helped our school to rethink how we approach recruiting new families. Through helping us to better utilize demographic data and develop target market segments, we will be in a better position to identify and reach prospective students in the future.”
— Stephen Steiner, Superintendent
Briarwood Christian School
Measuring Success has the research and analytical skills and deep understanding of tuition setting to help your school enhance its perceived value.
Dr. Harry Bloom is the Senior Vice President, Client Solutions, at Measuring Success. In his independent school work, Dr. Bloom has developed and implemented a number of marquee programs, including the Atidenu Recruitment and Retention program, the Recruitment and Retention Academy, the Governance & Fundraising Academy and a plan for Financial Benchmarking and Financial Reengineering. These programs have helped well over 100 independent schools enhance revenue, increase efficiency and strengthen their sustainability. Dr. Bloom has been a featured presenter at conferences for the National Business Officers Association, the Independent School Association of the Central States, the New York State Association of Independent Schools, and the California Business Officers Association.