About Jim Adare

Jim Adare established Jim Adare Consulting as the culmination of 38 years experience in independent education as teacher, coach, headmaster, and consultant to hundreds of independent schools nationwide.

Jim’s counsel has ranged from providing strategic guidance for a successful $46 million CAPITAL CAMPAIGN to leading the initiative at several schools that have put the HARKNESS method of teaching in place, to MENTORING heads of schools through an EXECUTIVE COACHING process, to BOARD WORKSHIPS, HEAD OF SCHOOL SEARCHES, STRATEGIC PLANNING, and ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT counsel.

Jim Adare Consulting is a FULL SERVICE independent school consulting firm specializing in work with faith-based Christian schools as well as non-sectarian schools.

During the summer months you can usually find Jim leading school trips in the mountains of Colorado and on the lakes of the Adirondacks in New York or the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, as a team-building component of the PREFECT PROGRAM that several schools have enthusiastically adopted in lieu of the traditional approach to student government.

For objective, experienced, and competent counsel contact Jim Adare Consulting to help you fill a key administrative position, solve a thorny problem, or meet a specific strategic need at your school; Jim can help you move from good to great.

Client testimonies

“Jim Adare is the complete consultant. He understands the full range of school issues, he has been both inside and outside…

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Recent clients

Independent schools across the United States and abroad have experienced financial growth and enhancement of their programs through the services provided by Jim. These include…

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