strategic planning

  • Solomon Schechter Day School, Newton, MA

  • The Park School, Brookline, MA

  • The Spence School, New York, NY

  • Dedham Country Day, Dedham, MA

  • Seven Hills School, Cincinnati, OH

  • Meadowbrook School, Weston, MA

  • School Year Abroad, Andover, MA

Executive searCHES

  • ​Atrium School, Watertown, MA

  • Solomon Schechter Day School, Newton, MA

  • Glen Urquhart School, Beverly, MA

  • The Rashi School, Dedham, MA

  • George Stevens Academy, Blue Hill, ME

  • Andover School of Montessori, Andover, MA

  • Winsor School, Boston, MA

  • School Year Abroad, Andover, MA

  • Advent School, Boston, MA

"When I asked Bruce if he would be able to facilitate a retreat for our Development Committee, I knew from the first questions that he asked that he would do a masterful job. I was not disappointed. He wanted to know how motivated the group would be to be creative, think deeply and be courageous about the future of our school. At the retreat, he allowed this strong committee to work on its own with minimal interference from him. He was able to keep us all on-task and on-point on the one hand, but also gave committee members the air time to speak and reflect. His ability to synthesize information and move a meeting along is unsurpassed. I would highly recommend Bruce Shaw as a facilitator and leader."

Carol Lazarus, Director of Development

Fenway High School, Boston, MA

recent projects

Bruce A Shaw ​Consulting



  • Chestnut Hill School, Chestnut Hill, MA

  • Odyssey Day School, Wakefield, MA

  • Long Trail School, Dorset, VT

  • Gould Academy, Bethel, ME

"Bruce Shaw's work with the Tower Board of Trustees on our yearly retreat was distinctively excellent. With more depth and with more attention to our specific goals than we have experienced before, Bruce worked with us to develop a plan for the retreat that was focused on our needs. This was not "cookie cutter" stuff. Rather, Bruce went to the drawing board with us to map out an agenda that was individually tailored and unique. At the retreat, Bruce provided outstanding leadership. His expertise about all things related to school was clear, but he made sure that every member of the board participated actively in the discussion. Our board left the retreat energized and excited."

William Grinnell, Chair, Board of Trustees

Tower School, Marblehead, MA

​​​​"How Glen Urquhart School ran its search under your direction and the high level of communication you afforded me really made the process undeniably compelling. From first to last, you ran a flawless and respectful process that proved the school to be the match that I had hoped for."

David Liebmann​, Head Elect

Glen Urquhart School, Beverly, MA

board development

  • Chesnut Hill School, Chesnut Hill, MA

  • Seven Hills School, Cincinnati, OH

  • Falmouth Academy, Falmouth, MA

  • Nantucket New School, Nantucket, MA

  • Common School, Amherst, MA

  • Andover School of Montessori, Andover, MA

  • Rodeph Sholom School, New York, NY

  • Waynflete School, Portland, ME

  • School Year Abroad, Andover, MA

  • Phillips Brooks School, Palo Alto, CA

  • John Winthrop School, Boston, MA

  • Charles River School, Dover, MA

  • Glen Urquhart School, Beverly, MA

  • Fenway High School, Boston, MA

  • Tower School, Marblehead, MA