Increasing student enrollment in a private school can be challenging, especially when economic factors are in play. Many of today’s parents are not satisfied with their public schools, often citing the lack of a quality education or challenging material to provide students with the ability to excel academically. The key is communicating to prospective students and parents of younger children that there’s an alternative. How can you attract new students to your school when such a gap exists?
Define What Makes Your School Truly Unique
Providing education is important, but today’s parents have options when it comes to choosing a school for their student if they decide to go the private route. The question is, what makes your program truly unique and valuable to them? What does their investment do for their child’s future?
Most programs from preschool through college are built on a solid educational foundation, but many schools take things to the next level by providing a higher level of education, better resources, or unique programs.
For example, becoming a STEAM school, not just a STEM school, is attractive to many parents who want to encourage their children to pursue degrees in the sciences and arts. Another option is to offer highly advanced programs like the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Some schools offer a more immersive level of education, especially in the areas of languages. Still, other schools offer project-based learning.
Define what it is that propels your school forward. What is your mission, and how does it stand out as a true difference maker in a child’s education?
Then, Prove You Have What It Takes
Whether it is receiving certification for the STEAM program you offer, achieving accreditation for the school, or providing a winning athletics program, it’s clear that parents and students need to see the proof of the promises you make.
Quite often, there are stumbling blocks on this path. It is not uncommon for schools to find limitations in time management to reach these goals. They may also be struggling with operational limitations, the need for an updated building, or management concerns.
Finding the Support to Build a Waiting-List Demand School
Private schools have a strong place in the education of today’s students, but to gain traction and fulfill their mission, they have to have a strong plan to achieve success. Working with JAG Consulting Services can provide that path and each step to achieving success. This can be done by providing support for startup and customized schools, meeting I-20 certification goals, and building a strong, value-driven mission.
A consulting service like this can change the path for many schools with a viable plan but need the students to prove its worth. Having the experts and knowledge from a consultant team like this can be one of the best investments made.
Get Help Increasing Enrollment Now
JAG Consulting Services is readily available to help you improve student enrollment no matter what type of program you offer or where you’re at in the process. We’re dedicated to the success of your private school. Learn about the route to accreditation or growth. Contact us today to get started.