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General Information
Thursday, July 23, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
SPARC Survey Results - After School Planning for Reopening »
SPARC gathered benchmarking data from 157 schools from July 21-22, 2020. The resulting data will be useful for schools to...
Sunday, July 19, 2020
The Rundown: Highlights From Last Week's Discussions »
This past week's SPARC conversations provided a wealth of new information as Director's shared information and discussed t...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Summer Discussion Schedule »
As we head into July and August, we are adjusting our schedule of community discussions. Our goal is to maintain regular o...
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
On-Campus Summer Programs Reopening Checklist »
SPARC has assembled a comprehensive checklist to use in preparation for on-campus summer programming. The considerations i...
Monday, May 25, 2020
Redefined COVID-19 Breakout Discussions Launched This Week »
In response to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 impact on independent schools, we have adjusted and refocused our weekl...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Join a Summer Programs Reality Check »
Join other Summer Program Directors in an evening roundtable discussion to share experiences so far with on-campus summer...

SPARC Updates
Tuesday, January 7, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
SPARC Names Advisory Board »
SPARC is pleased to name the following individuals as members of our Advisory Board . SPARC Advisors will provide ongoing...

National Conference
Friday, December 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
SPARC National Conference 2020 »
The dates and location for our 2020 National Conference have been announced. Join us in Scottsdale, AZ at the Hotel Valle...

Newsletter Articles
Wednesday, April 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Adapting After School Programming to a Virtual Platform: One School’s Story »
Betsy MacIver Neiva, Director of Auxiliary Programming Germantown Friends School Ian Bartimole, Director of ASPire’...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Survive and Thrive: Use Your Strengths to Turn the Current Challenge Into an Opportunity »
By Corey Colman, Director of Auxiliary Programs Porter-Gaud School Charleston, SC   Deciphering and...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Member Profile: Melissa Curtis, Director of Auxiliary Programs, The Hockaday School »
Name : Melissa Curtis Title : Director of Auxiliary Programs School : The Hockaday School Grades : PK through For...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Program Profile: Tuition Bundling at The Wheeler School »
School: The Wheeler School Location: Providence, RI Director of Auxiliary Programs: Bob Rojee Auxiliary Pro...