Lauren Lewis
Senior Associate Director of Enrollment and Director of Inclusion and Diversity
Foxcroft School
Matt Lai
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Avenues Silicon Valley
Marilyn Flores
Senior Associate Director of Admission Operations
Worcester Academy
Meg Shannon
Assistant Director of Admission
Boston University Academy
Ray Cross
Director of Enrollment Management
St. Andrew's School

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Powerful forces shape independent school enrollment.

As an independent school enrollment leader, you know this all too well. From net revenue concerns, to finding the right-fit students, to increasing financial aid requests, to ever-shifting industry data, the factors that impact long-term enrollment strategies are varied and complex.

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We help great schools enroll great students.

Our goal is to help enrollment leaders like you increase your success through the best science, research, and training — because the admissions practices of the past will not sustain the independent schools of the future.

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Why Join EMA?

Reach More Students.

Enhance your marketing efforts with powerful recruitment tools — such as Student Prospect Lists and The SAO — to find, reach, and easily process applications.

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Make Confident Decisions.

Assessment tools like The SSAT and The Character Skills Snapshot, along with personal member support, help schools drive smart enrollment decisions.

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Apply Real-Time Data.

EMA’s industry-leading data dashboards, specialized research, and market and trend analyses help schools operationalize information and set smart enrollment strategies.

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Attend exclusive events and trainings, and receive discounts to the EMA Annual Conference, the largest independent school enrollment management conference in the world.

Enhance Your Skill Set.

EMA’s professional development programs not only help you discover new ways to solve the daily problems you face but also ensure you’re constantly building your own portfolio of skills.

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The Character Skills Snapshot:
Impact in Action

“We feel we have a better idea of who our kids are. The content of our conversations evolved.” Lakeside School (WA) discusses how The Character Skills Snapshot ensures a more holistic admissions process.

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Enneagram & TeamBuilding: Find Your “Wings” to Create a Better Balance

3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
Need to lower stress and create better balance? In this session you will discover your “wings” and how to use them to balance your core type.

Anti-Bias Symposium

11:00am - 3:00pm ET
Join us for an in-depth look at how we can work to make our application process more equitable. Featuring Rodney Glasgow, Head of School, Sandy Spring Friends School (MD) as Keynote!

Through the Pandemic and Beyond: What Will Sustain Independent Schools?

4:00 pm - 5:00pm ET
Join this panel of education innovators for a lively discussion of the issues, lessons, and strategies that will carry us through the pandemic and beyond.

Enneagram & TeamBuilding: Navigate Stress & Get Your Mojo Back

3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
If you are under stress, it is sometimes hard to operate at your best. You will uncover the Enneagram arrows that point to how you operate under stress and when feeling secure.

What Our Members Say

Ginny Bachman
Director of Admission & Financial Aid
St. Luke’s School (CT)

“The Student Application Online is a game-changer. We receive all parts of the application in a more streamlined fashion, can customize components for our different divisions, and have seamless processing with our backend enrollment management system."

Julie Anderson
Head of School
Cheshire Academy (CT)

EMA’s Heads Institute was one of the most gratifying professional development experiences I have had in my career.  My sincere thanks to all who collaborated to make the conference such a meaningful experience.

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