Balancing both time-tested and emerging best practice, we help schools and leaders transcend the moment to meet what lies ahead with tailored research, effective change management, strategy development, and leadership one-to-one support.

Our Work

How can a school move forward in these challenging times, while still preserving what is most essential to its tradition?

5 Principles to Anchor Summer DEIJ Planning for Next Year

By Sudipti Kumar, Director of Research As summer vacation arrives at independent schools, things look and feel far different now than they did in June of 2020. Last year, our team at EXPLO Elevate was actively tracking school reopening plans throughout the summer and sharing best practices on how to effectively design classes for virtual […]

Supporting the Redesign of Hewitt’s Upper School

Providing relevant research and tools to support school leadership in decision-making.   The Challenge:  Understanding the current urban place-based education landscape in the U.S. coupled with considerations for how a school can operate as a true learning organization. The Outcome: Relevant research that supports the school in decision-making, conducted by EXPLO Elevate based on a thorough […]

Optimizing a Daily Schedule at San Francisco Friends School

Using Two-Five-Ten as a Framework for managing change  The Challenge: Develop a new daily schedule for San Francisco Friends that reflects a commitment to deepening student engagement and offers more applied experiences in the interest of enriched, multidisciplinary understanding. The Outcome: A daily schedule that offers experiences less hurried and fragmented and more robust in […]

I have been extremely impressed with the high quality of EXPLO Elevate from our very first encounter. I reached out with a proposed project, and EXPLO Elevate responded with resources and a network that really helped our school move forward. I'm forever grateful!

Donna Milani Luther Head of School, Inly School

Ways we can help

Chart Strategic Direction

We can help you in areas such as school vision, strategic planning, signature program design and implementation.

Support and Develop Leaders

We can support school leaders and their teams through coaching, one-on-one consultation, and leadership development programs.

Optimize your Schedule

We can help you define and implement a new daily school schedule that optimizes the student outcomes you desire.

Customized Professional Learning

We can tailor an existing professional learning offering or work with you to develop an entirely custom program for your leadership or your entire faculty.

Support Decision-making

We can support your decision-making process through customized research, assessments, and diagnostics.

Align Boards and Leadership

We can design and facilitate workshops and retreats to help align any stakeholder group, including administration, faculty, boards, parents, and students.

Ross (Peters, VP of School Strategy) led us to clarify core values and priorities which anchored the work soundly throughout the entire process. This clarity was a beacon as we navigated competing goals and the complexities inherent in a school community.

Paris Priori-Kim Principal K-8, Punahou School

Our Approach

We draw upon decades of experience to structure consulting engagements in a way that:

  • Uses a holistic, systems-thinking approach, recognizing barriers and accelerators to change
  • Utilizes a broad array of frameworks, methods, and techniques
  • Engages our Research team to provide data to inform key project decisions
  • Takes advantage of our extensive network of thought leaders
  • Ensures disciplined project and program management
  • Builds a school’s capability to tackle future projects

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