ADMISSION INSTITUTE

Professional development in a new admissions landscape is essential work. Now more than ever, Admissions teams need to develop new skills and creative agility in order to secure enrollment in our new normal. Participants will participate in large group sessions and smaller work groups with experienced admissions professionals.

When

Tuesday – Thursday, July 25-27

where

Boston University

who

Admission professionals with 0-2 years of experience in boarding schools

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Dive into the fundamental skills and understandings of effective admissions officers, including maximizing touch points along the family’s journey, employing best practices in testing, assessment, and file review, and processing the complexities of financial aid.

Understand the latest data about why families choose boarding schools for their children--and how those insights can inform your admission strategy.

Learn how to instill the values of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout your admission and enrollment process.

Examine the messaging of your school’s unique value proposition and how to cascade a strong brand throughout the admission journey.

Build your skills in data-driven decision making and assessing ROI of your admission efforts.

Unpack generational insights and strategic approaches customized to domestic and international audiences.

Develop the habits of mind and daily practices that position admission officers to effectively manage internal partnerships.

Brainstorm, strategize and problem-solve with a personal network of admission mentors and colleagues throughout the boarding school industry.

FACULTY

DANA ANSELMI

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, St. Paul’s School NH

Dana joined the Berkshire community in the fall of 2010 and was named Director of Admission in the spring of 2018. Prior to Berkshire, she worked at Westminster School in Simsbury, CT, and Santa Catalina School in Monterey, CA. In addition to leading the Admission Office, Dana embraces living on campus as an advisor, dorm parent, and lacrosse coach. She serves as a mentor to new admission directors through the Enrollment Management Association’s Future Leaders program and believes wholeheartedly in collaboration in our industry. A former camp counselor, Dana is intentional about team building and looks forward to creating a strong cohort at the Summer Institute. Dana’s education includes a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.A. from George Washington University. This summer, Dana and her family will be relocating to Concord, NH where she will serve as the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at her alma mater, St. Paul’s School.

KIMBERLY C. LOUGHLIN

Director of Admission, The Bement School MA

An alumna of the Loomis Chaffee School, Kim has an intimate knowledge of boarding schools from multiple perspectives. During her 17 years of school admissions at Gould Academy and Oldfields School, Kim’s responsibilities included serving as director of financial aid, website manager, international student coordinator, publications coordinator, residential dorm parent, and student advisor. In 2008, Kim became director of admission at The Bement School, a junior boarding school, where she oversees admission and communications for kindergarten through grade 9. As a current parent of a rising senior at a boarding school, she says, “it was interesting to see admissions from the parent’s perspective.” Kim has 28 years experience working in admissions and this will be her 20th summer teaching at the TABS Admission Academy. “It is incredibly rewarding to work with new professionals as they embark on admission and boarding school careers.”

What do people say?

As someone new to the field of admissions, this was an incredibly informative and invaluable crash course.
Sam Carton
Darrow School
This was a wonderful introduction to the complex, fast-paced, exciting world of admission. It's inspired me and lighted a new fire for my first year!
Catie Gibbons
Garrison Forest School

Schedule is subject to change.

 

Institute Schedule Overview

TUESDAY

JULY 26

8:00am

Registration

8:30am

Morning Sessions

12:00pm

Lunch

1:15pm

Afternoon Sessions

5:00pm

Welcome Reception

WEDNESDAY

JULY 27

8:30am

Morning Sessions

12:00pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Afternoon Sessions

5:30pm

Wrap Up

THURSDAY

JULY 28

8:30am

Morning Sessions

12:00pm

Lunch

1:15pm

Afternoon Sessions

4:30pm

Wrap Up