For Independent Schools

Future Design School partners with independent schools across North America to support effective and long term school transformation. Our team consists of educational thought leaders and experts who are enlisted to help solve complex challenges in schools.

Future Design School has supported the development and writing of strategic plans, identified new revenue streams, enhanced admissions and recruitment programs, supported schools in preparing for accreditations, helped educators in developing personalized learning pathways for students, created action plans for strategic challenges, reinvented report cards, grown leadership capacity and designed new processes; all in the service of supporting deep competency development and skill mastery through exceptional learning experiences.

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Drive change within your school

Our team consists of educators who have spent significant time on the ground in both progressive and traditional independent schools, and we deeply understand the unique ecosystems of schools both large and small. We’ve worked with some of North America’s top-ranked independent schools, as well as fledgling schools still in development. We’ve helped these schools to implement new standards and programs, increase student success, streamline operations, increase fiscal efficiency as well as strengthen team performance and professional growth.

Our proven methodologies combine significant learning generated from our extensive field work around the globe and leverage our deep expertise in strategy development, user centered design and change management.

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Future Design School helps independent schools develop, launch and maintain strategy and momentum. Leverage our seasoned business strategists and renowned education experts to support your initiatives, transform your strategic plan and drive measurable results.

Our Future Skills Index allows independent schools to benchmark competency development and skill mastery in their schools along a research based continuum. The Index can be used to help school leaders prepare for accreditations from a wide number of governing bodies. Let us do the heavy lifting for you.

Future Design School can be enlisted to: conduct insight gathering, perform market assessments, run deep competitive and industry analysis, facilitate leadership retreats, support strategic plan development, assist with program implementation as well as provide ongoing consulting.

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Professional Development

Future Design School has worked directly with thousands of educators and partnered with Independent School Associations across North America. We work with school leaders to develop sustained Professional Development programs that result in measurable growth and respond to the unique context of your school.

We’ve helped schools design professional development programs that support the implementation of strategic plans, new standards and strategic priorities, design project based learning, drive deep inquiry, create new interdisciplinary programming, address equity and inclusion, transform pedagogical documentation, measure student learning progress, advance assessment practices, enhance career readiness with students, strengthen instructional practices, rethink report cards, and create true interdisciplinary learning experiences.

We have deep knowledge of curriculum development for independent schools, whether it is developed in house, or aligned to provincial, state or International Baccalaureate standards. Our programs, which are designed to be sustained over time, can be offered in-person, online, or blended. We can work with your educators, coaches and leaders crafting a customized plan that meets your unique needs.

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Tools & Frameworks

Our proven methodologies scaffold deep competency development and measurable skill mastery through experiential learning. Our robust frameworks support an ongoing process of deep investigation, questioning, collaboration, documentation and meaningful reflection. Our frameworks, tools and resources enable schools around the world to develop unique differentiation and engage students in deeper learning.

Educators leverage our resources to help each student build powerful, personalized portfolios that demonstrate ongoing progress towards skill mastery and growth around desirable attributes. Our learning frameworks enable deep inquiry and holistic self-actualization over sustained periods of time.

Heads of School, Principals, Vice-Principals and Academic Directors leverage our proven methodologies and tools around effective instructional and operational leadership. Our resource library is a source of ongoing support and inspiration driving leaders to push beyond conventional approaches as they support educators to build exceptional learning experiences that support deep competency development and skill mastery.

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Leadership Coaching & Mentoring

For schools looking to build capacity, Future Design School supports leadership development. Leaders engage in workshops, coaching and mentorship opportunities focused on building their skills in performance management, team effectiveness, communications and more. This support allows school leaders to play an important role in supporting educators as they prepare students for the future.

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Work with Future Design School to develop a transformation plan that addresses your school’s unique needs, vision and goals.