Independent Schools

Helping Independent Schools Chart Bold Futures

Our experience with independent schools began in 1999 with our first strategic planning client. Since then, we have helped over 30 independent schools across Canada develop and execute their strategic plans. Recently, we expanded our products and services to other areas including board governance, staff engagement, stakeholder satisfaction, HR and talent management, sustainability, and wellness.

Schools We’ve Worked With


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  • Your efforts in guiding the robust planning process that has resulted in UCC’s Strategic Directions were quite simply extraordinary; your partnership was integral to any success achieved. Thank you. I hope you are as proud of the final product as we are.

    Sam McKinney, Head of School,

    Upper Canada College

  • The knowledge and experience Berlineaton brought to the table were invaluable. From thoughtful planning to expert facilitation, their professionalism and skill led to the development of a very usable framework that our school will implement to guide generative discussions on each governance driver over the course of the academic year. Not only will the conversations be valuable in and of themselves, but they will also lead to the development of a clear strategy for the ongoing Board governance education program that will be equally important to new and seasoned Board members alike.

    Drew Stephens, Head of School,

    Southridge School

  • The emphasis on Strategic Management was important to us, since we didn't want a plan that sat on the shelf after several months of strategic thinking. I found that Berlineaton didn't come to our organization with a preconception of what our strategic plan would look like, but they made an authentic effort to understand the people in our community and be in tune with its ethos, its goals and its people. They gained trust and confidence and continue to work with us on the implementation of our tactical plan.

    Head of School in Victoria,

    British Columbia

  • Berlineaton’s approach to strategy development and execution is a great way to re-visit our current plan and not only discuss and see where we were but to dream about where we will go next.

    Board Member,

    Balmoral Hall School

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