What was the biggest challenge before you used Boardingware at your school?
The ineffectiveness of sharing of student information amongst faculty and the lack of transparency.
What was the process of getting started with Boardingware like?
Smooth. Our school completed a trial period for six weeks before completing the purchase.
What has the success/support team at Boardingware been like to work with?
Superb. They are always available to answer questions and provide feedback.
What was it like to get the rest of your team up and running with Boardingware?
Successful yet cumbersome at times, depending on the faculty member and their competence with technology.
What has allowed you to be so successful with Boardingware?
The pilot period initially allowed us to achieve "buy-in" from faculty before fully transforming the system. Moreover, we introduced the system gradually and sought to understand the fundamentals of the system before getting too sophisticated with Boardingware.
Has there been a particular Boardingware feature that has helped you the most?
The leave system, specifically the function where students can initiate, has been helpful. Moreover, the pastoral tab allows us to better track and communicate infractions in dorms. Overall, the web based function and transparency of Boardingware makes communication smooth in real time.
What would you say to other schools looking to implement Boardingware at their school?
Utilize it for a pilot period and see how you like it. You'll be impressed!
What made you choose Boardingware over the other options out there?
Customer service and the simplicity in the system functions.
About Millbrook School
Millbrook School is a private, coeducational preparatory school located in Dutchess County, New York, USA. It is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees, and is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and the Board of Regents of the State University of New York. Institutional memberships include the Cum Laude Society, the Secondary School Admission Test Board, the National Association of Independent Schools, the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and A Better Chance. As of 2016, the school's endowment stood at approximately $32 million.
School Website: http://www.millbrook.org/