76. Rethinking the Independent School Business Model with Peter Baron

In this podcast episode, we welcome Peter Barron, who shares his insights after spending over 20 years serving independent schools. The conversation delves into reimagining the independent school business model, emphasizing the need for a sustainable and innovative approach. Peter highlights success stories from schools like Providence Country Day and Applewild School, showcasing transformative strategies such as acquisitions, tuition resets, and unique programs. The discussion extends to the importance of upskilling leaders and fostering a community of schools ready to embrace change, ultimately aiming to ensure the long-term success and growth of independent schools.

About Peter Baron:

Peter has spent the past 20+ years serving independent school, including five years as the Chief Member Relations Officer at the Enrollment Management Association, and as board member, and champion for independent schools, with a primary goal of helping schools and school leaders succeed. Today, he helps schools reimagine the challenged independent school business model.

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