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From the Dentist’s Office to Campus Visits: Lessons in First Impressions and Engagement

From the Dentist’s Office to Campus Visits: Lessons in First Impressions and Engagement

  • rick.newberry@enrollmentcatalyst.com
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As a seasonal resident of northern Michigan—my escape from Florida’s summer heat—I recently found myself navigating a new challenge: selecting a dentist. Though far removed from admissions and marketing at a private school, this experience offered pivotal insights into enhancing campus visits. I often look for parallel examples from real-world experiences related to my advice […]

Optimize the Off-Season: Planning for School Enrollment Success in 2024-25

Optimize the Off-Season: Planning for School Enrollment Success in 2024-25

  • rick.newberry@enrollmentcatalyst.com
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The right plan can make all the difference in your recruitment and retention efforts. Yet, the reality for many independent and faith-based schools is a lack of a coherent strategy. Instead of strategic planning, they drift from one project to the next, often missing significant opportunities. No matter if your school’s enrollment is overflowing, nearly […]

Register for the Enrollment Marketing Geeks’ 2024 workshops!

Register for the Enrollment Marketing Geeks’ 2024 workshops!

  • rick.newberry@enrollmentcatalyst.com
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Collaborate, learn, and discover a Family Journey™ framework that will help you prioritize and implement proven recruitment and retention strategies. Join Andy Lynch and Dr. Rick Newberry (a.k.a., the Enrollment Marketing Geeks) this fall for a one-day, in-person workshop! Using the Family Journey™ framework, you’ll affirm what you’re doing well and close gaps in your […]

Six Key Strategies for Onboarding New Families at Your Private School

Six Key Strategies for Onboarding New Families at Your Private School

  • rick.newberry@enrollmentcatalyst.com
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Welcoming new families into your school community extends beyond mere enrollment numbers—it’s about crafting a supportive and engaging environment that fosters long-term retention and satisfaction. The onboarding process is pivotal in starting your retention efforts on the right foot. This is crucial for several reasons. Primarily, your goal is to ease the stress and anxiety […]

When Your School’s Enrollment is Full: What’s Next?

When Your School’s Enrollment is Full: What’s Next?

  • rick.newberry@enrollmentcatalyst.com
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Achieving full enrollment is a significant milestone for any private school, symbolizing the culmination of hard work, strategic planning, and a compelling program. However, in the dynamic landscape of educational enrollment and marketing, reaching this point is not a signal to slow down but rather an opportunity to refine and enhance your strategies further. When […]

The Strategic Advantage of End-of-Year Surveys for Private Schools

The Strategic Advantage of End-of-Year Surveys for Private Schools

  • rick.newberry@enrollmentcatalyst.com
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As another academic year begins to wind down, school leaders must look ahead and plan for the upcoming year. One of the most effective tools at your disposal for strategic planning is the end-of-year satisfaction survey. These surveys offer a goldmine of insights, directly from your school community, that can shape your strategies for admissions, […]

How Tree of Life Christian is Marketing Their School’s Affordability

How Tree of Life Christian is Marketing Their School’s Affordability

  • rick.newberry@enrollmentcatalyst.com
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During the past several years, I have had the opportunity to partner with the team at Tree of Life Christian Schools in Columbus, OH, through my Enrollment Catalyst Program. I have seen their explosive enrollment growth and outstanding work. As they have always focused on implementing innovative strategies, the topic of marketing their school’s affordability […]

Transform Your School’s Campus Visit from Routine to Remarkable

Transform Your School’s Campus Visit from Routine to Remarkable

  • rick.newberry@enrollmentcatalyst.com
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In a world where first impressions are crucial, the campus visit can be a deciding factor for prospective families considering your private school. Have you ever considered your campus visit experience from beginning to end? I have experienced many routine campus tours where the conversation is lacking, the campus is uninviting, and the wow factor […]

Webinar: From Inquiry to Enrollment – Understanding the Admissions Sales Process

Webinar: From Inquiry to Enrollment – Understanding the Admissions Sales Process

  • rick.newberry@enrollmentcatalyst.com
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Register now for this free webinar on Thursday, March 14, at 1 pm EDT. From Inquiry to Enrollment: Understanding the Admissions Sales Process In today’s competitive educational landscape, effectively managing the admissions sales process is crucial for private school success. “From Inquiry to Enrollment” is a must-attend webinar tailored specifically for private school administrators and […]

Harnessing Word-of-Mouth in Private School Marketing

Harnessing Word-of-Mouth in Private School Marketing

  • rick.newberry@enrollmentcatalyst.com
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As a consultant and advocate for effective private school marketing strategies, I always focus on innovative approaches to enhance word-of-mouth (WOM) marketing. With the ever-changing landscape of school marketing, word-of-mouth remains the primary way a parent discovers your school. While word-of-mouth will occur naturally and organically, I believe that your role is to inspire more […]

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