3 Keys to Building a Thriving School

How it works

The approach…

We get grounded with the current situation, understand your preferred future, and map out and implement a plan to achieve amazing results.

The goal……

For your school to become the standard-bearer of educational excellence that all others desire to emulate.

The result…

Your School thrives because parents are not just satisfied; they become thrilled and evangelistic as they talk about “their school”. The community is thankful and blessed because the school is a wonderful partner.

Recent Posts

Three Critical Findings for the Small Christian School

June 29, 2015

Author: Harold Naylor

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to host Surviving to Thriving, a small roundtable workshop at the annual meeting...

Surviving to Thriving Workshop in Dallas

June 20, 2015

Author: Harold Naylor

Christian schools with fewer than one hundred students will gather in Dallas next week to be informed and inspired on...


    Harold came to Whitefield at a critical juncture in the life of our school. With his encouraging counsel and support, he helped us get accredited and move forward to the next level as a Christian school.

    Kreg Bryan, former headmaster at Whitefield Academy


    Harold has been such a champion of our school from our very earliest days. He helped us see the possibilities rather than just the hurdles and steered us to frame our thinking regarding development in a way that acknowledges all resources are God’s .  As such, He is infinitely able to provide for education in His kingdom.

    Courtney Palumbo


    What a blessing it was for me to engage in weekly consultations with Harold Naylor! First and foremost, he has a heart and a passion to guide donors and fundraisers into the will of God, and that passion shines through in all of his wise counsel and encouragement. I not only came away from our phone calls motivated to raise funds to the glory of God, I also felt equipped with practical strategies and effective best practices.

    Mary Coleman , Director of Institutional Advancement, The Covenant School , Charlottesville, VA


    Even though, Jonathan Edwards Classical Academy has only been working with ACS a few short months, the benefits of the relationship are already bearing fruit. Harold, Sandy, and Ralph bring perspectives that we do not have on our board of three. They have already offered valuable insight on real estate, marketing, and fund-raising. As a still-growing school they have also been able to help us understand the need for a stronger long-term strate Read More

    Shane Barry, Board President Jonathan Edwards Classical School, Nashville, TN

Meet Our Team

Mentors & Coaches

Mr. Harold Naylor, Jr.

Stewardship/ Development, succession planning, board development

“I have this big idea that Christian schools can be the premier education in any given community in the US. If we take the blessings and instructions from the Lord, there is no reason that we can’t be leading an educational renaissance.”

Dr. Sandy Outlar

Education / Board Leadership, board training, personnel issues, facility optimization

“The local Christian school is and can be a source of great blessing to many constituents. I love to help school leadership articulate their preferred future and coma alongside them to see that future come to pass.”

Ralph Cochran

Enrollment Growth, Retention Strategy, Inbound Marketing, Social Media Marketing

“I see the local Christian school with ten times the potential that it thinks it has to impact their community. We have only started to crack the door with ways to reach parents and connect with them in meaningful ways.”