Nobody said starting a new school would be easy — but we’re here to help!
We’ve developed these 10 topics to help you along the way. Take them all in at once, or start with the areas most relevant right now. Here’s our overview of each.
Major corporations spend millions developing their identity and brand. Don’t have that kind of money to hire an agency? There’s plenty you can do to develop your own brand, starting right from your personal ideals and goals for your school.
What do you plan to teach, and how do you want to teach it?
Our curriculum pages include ideas on where to go to find materials, and different associations and educational models you may want to consider.
Legal & Operating Requirements
Yes, you need to know the requirements at both the federal level and for your state.
Here are the basics, including details for every state in the U.S. to start you in the right direction.
Funding & Finance
Finding the money to start is always a concern. Here we share ideas for possible funding sources, and ways you might be able to start with less than you thought necessary.
Business Plan & Budget
Having a plan for how you’ll operate and a budget to predict and allocate funds is critical for all businesses, schools included. We’ve pulled together resources here to help with both.
Learning can happen anywhere: from the living room of a house, to a church basement, to multi-building campuses. What facilities are right for your school? We encourage new schools to get creative, and have compiled some considerations to take into account.
How can you find and recruit the right talent for your school? What qualifications or certifications are required? When should you start talking to prospective staff? (Hint: today would be good!)
Policies & Procedures
Setting the right expectations up-front is one of the keys to building the culture you want for your school. Look here for pointers to some great starting materials, from which you can develop your school policies.
Marketing & Online Presence
Don’t have time to earn a Master’s degree in Marketing? We can provide the essentials to get you started. After all, having a presence in your community and attracting the right families is critical to meeting the enrollment goals that allow you to fund your school.
You are not alone! Look here to find national, regional and local associations where you can get support, make connections with like-minded school leaders, and learn about the challenges and solutions facing you and your peers.
Want to learn more?
Whether you’re ready to start now with your website & online admissions, or wanting to learn more about how having awesome school management software can help you in the future, we’re always glad to arrange a time to connect one to one.