Here's what our clients are saying about the ISHC program:
"The survey gave us a great opportunity to inform research on girls in independent schools and to learn about our own community."
Director, Upper School
"I would recommend this survey! It was a great opportunity for our school to have concrete information on important health topics."
Upper School Counselor
The Potomac School
"The ISHC staff could not have been more helpful. They let us change the
survey so that it would better reflect our international student body as well as
adding questions of our own."
Western Academy of Beijing
"The ISHC survey has
given us the best grip we have ever had on what’s happening in our
school in terms of student culture. You have given us a measure of the
magnitude of what we have suspected but have never really known for
sure. Your analysis also gave us insight into parental behavior that
has implications for student behavior – for example, the correlation of
parents not calling ahead of a party and the likelihood of the student
attending an un-chaperoned party with all of the risky behaviors
associated with an unsupervised setting. Your analysis has given us
“wake-up” data points to share with parents that will, hopefully,
motivate them to address areas where they have been trusting that
everything was just fine in the past."
Head of School
Lake Highland Prep School
"I think the
process went smoothly for us, and the information gathered is helpful
for us. The information was sent back to us very quickly and both you
and Peter were very supportive throughout the process."
Indian Mountain School
Independent School Health Check was a comprehensive evaluative tool
which allowed our students to freely respond to the social challenges
they face both in and out of school. Surveys were conducted in a manner
that allowed for constructive responses by which our School could
compare and contrast data with peer students and institutions.
Responses to the Health Check helped establish our future programming
goals and gave opportunities for appropriate discussion among parents,
students, and administrators."
Head of School
ISHC survey provided our school with valuable information and insight
into the behavior patterns of our students. The statistical data
enhanced our ability to plan meaningful programs for our students. In
addition, the ISHC National database allowed us to compare our student
culture with that of other schools."
The Forman School
professionals who administer this survey are extremely knowledgeable,
very responsive and supportive during the planning, execution and
analysis of the survey. Thank you!"
Ben Gardner, MD
Choate Rosemary Hall
"The ISHC is a wonderful tool that provides a snapshot of school culture and student behavior. The data is a wonderful way to start conversations with students in a non-threatening manner as it's about the collective and not the individual. It is also a powerful normalizer."
Dean of Students
"For the last
eight years on an every other year basis, The Lawrenceville School
conducted its own "home grown" health survey that is very similar to the
ISHC survey. The School has always found the data provided by these
health surveys very useful in tracking high risk behaviors so that we
can target our health education and residential initiatives towards
various current topics each year and identify any new emerging trends.
It also provides data that is very helpful in educating parents,
trustees, faculty, counselors, and residential staff. In the past, we
have used national public school data comparisons but wanted to have a
closer comparison with schools that were more similar to ours. The ISHC
survey has given us this added benefit as well as the benefit of basic
data analysis. In order to conduct this type of survey well, it requires
a significant school-wide commitment. The ISCH survey staff understand
this need and have made the process as easy as possible through their
availability and support materials."
Robin R. Karpf, MD
The Lawrenceville School
provides an excellent way to evaluate your health curriculum, special
programs and counseling services. The comparison with other Independent
schools gives you a context with which to determine the most pressing
issues in your community."
Head of School
Trinity Preparatory School
"We've been searching for a survey that contains questions that are broad reaching, but also give us data that we can use, and a comparison group that fits our community. ISHC is the perfect fit! Easy administration, lightning fast result, and a process that made the day as easy as you can imagine when surveying 400 students."
Director of Counseling
The Webb Schools