"Whether you are new in your role as an admission director or are an experienced enrollment management head, our Crow’s Nest Institute and Chatham Experience will cultivate your talent and expertise and connect you with a meaningful network of colleagues." - CHB

The Wequassett Inn, current home of the "Chatham Experience", in Harwich, Cape Cod.

The Wequassett Inn, current home of the "Chatham Experience", in Harwich, Cape Cod.

From the Accolade Archive

 "A great experience with terrific professionals in a beautiful setting."

 "Always the best professional experience of the year for me!"

 "Chatham experience has really helped me to see the bigger and exciting areas of admissions that I don’t have access to in my school."

 “Bravo! Another triumph!”

 “Best ever! Lots of good energy!”

 "Fun group."

 "Great for first time, very informative."

 "Best ever! Personality of group was great!"

Attend the Chatham Experience

The Chatham Experience is focused on the ever-evolving important issues of the day affecting secondary school admission directors. In this collegial and supportive environment, admission directors share and learn from one other.

Founded by Chris Baker, the AISAP now hosts nine sessions of The Chatham Experience each spring. Over one or more days, explore specific topics face-to-face and in-depth with speakers, guided discussions and opportunities for networking with peers. Visit the AISAP website to learn more about the dates for this year’s programs. Chris continues to bring her insight and expertise to these sessions around the country as she is a speaker at each of them.

Click here to learn more and register at the AISAP website

History of The Chatham Experience

In April 1994, 23 independent school directors of admission from the Northeast gathered at the Chatham Bars Inn for the inaugural “Chatham Experience.” The program’s first agenda included a review of the admission season, an assessment of regional trends and discussions focused on issues affecting admission. Just as important during the two-day program was the collegiality that was created among the participating schools. See a list of "Chatham Experience" participants.

Twenty-five years later, the program is held in nine locations across the country. The agenda remains focused on the evolving important issues of the day affecting secondary school admission directors. The collegiality within the profession has continued to grow.

 Follow this link to read an important letter about the Chatham Experience