Premier Private-Independent School Consulting Firm

HEG is an international educational consultancy providing solutions for private K-12 schools, colleges, businesses and non-profits internationally, with a reputation for the highest quality of work catering to the needs of the private education market. Our team has developed more than 100 schools internationally and provide customized ‘turn-key’ services for new and established K-12 and Post Secondary school development. Additionally, HEG is one of the most active merger and acquisition consulting firms in the K-12 and post-secondary education field. We are a value-added advisory that leverages our operating expertise and knowledge of education businesses to drive value for our clients. We work with school and business owners and buyers globally regarding the start-up, operation, management, and sale of private schools. We work with an extensive list of qualified buyers seeking to purchase businesses in variety of markets and school types. HEG’s team of internationally recognized educational professionals and business specialists are experienced in selling, starting, managing, and improving schools world-wide.


Our Company

HEG is an international consulting firm that works with clients world-wide and specializes in private school development with services in:

  1. Mergers, new branch school set-ups, joint ventures; and sale of private schools globally;
  2. Improved school management/operations (Governance, Strategic Planning, Evaluation, Leadership Development, etc.), and;
  3. School formation and program expansion.
You can download PDF copies of our firm's school formation and management/operation services by clicking on the following links: Starting A School Brochure and Private School Operation and Management Brochure. Additionally, click here to take a look at recent work with clients that we've worked with in the United States, Canada, and internationally. HEG’s team of internationally recognized educational leaders and business professionals are experienced in selling, starting, managing, and improving private schools globally. Our team has developed +100 schools internationally and provide customized ‘turn-key’ services for new and established K-12 and post secondary school development. Areas of expertise include:

  • Sale of Private Schools
  • School Formation
  • Market-Feasibility Studies & Business Plans
  • Branch School Licensing/Partnerships
  • Strategic Planning
  • Institutional Assessments & Quality Improvement Plans
  • Board Governance & Leadership Development

What people are saying

Pleased with the professionalism of HEG’s consultants and quality of work delivered...

Our project is the start-up of a new PreK-12 International Baccalaureate School in the city of Panama. HEG was hired by our group to carry out the Feasibility Study and Business Plan, which included the analysis of local market to set up the school, analysis of market demand based on the study's results, financial projections of the operation for a 10-year period, plus activities required to prepare the new school for operation. The feasibility study included guidance regarding our school's mission / vision statements, educational philosophy,  HR requirements, organizational structure, etc. The final deliverable was a very complete report that covered all aspects of new school development requirements, which was at an extremely high level of quality for presentation to banks, investors, etc. Our group was very pleased with the professionalism of HEG’s consultants and quality of work delivered. The feasibility study stage required HEG's team to travel to Panama – where we had very productive work sessions and were fortunate to have a good working relation with HEG. In addition to their visits, we had regularly scheduled teleconferences as the study advanced. We feel that the investment was worthwhile as we were able to receive guidance and advice from experts in the field, including people who have started and owned their own schools. The final-product has been very valuable to our group. The study and business plan developed provided us additional credibility, given HEG’s extensive experience with top quality schools internationally. In a nutshell, when we sit down to present our project to financial advisors and developers, they immediately conclude that we have done our homework, and thus our project has moved forward swiftly. I would definitely recommend HEG without hesitation. Their expertise in planning and managing top international private schools is very valuable when sitting down to define what your projects needs are, especially in the financial aspects of the operation.

Founding Director, The Metropolitan School of Panama, Panama

HEG Is Flexible And A Joy To Work With...

The Halladay Education Group is a very professional team that brings a myriad of talents to private schools and are quite focused and results driven. They work efficiently and are task-driven. As a start-up school we have so many items in our punch-list to complete and Doug and the HEG team came in and helped us with almost every aspect of the operations in a very short time frame. They are flexible and a joy to work with. I would recommend them to any group that wants to start a world-class international school or improve their performance of your established private school.

Dr. Jorge Nelson, Headmaster, Chadwick International School Songdo, Korea

HEG's Experience And Expertise Has Been Invaluable...

Harbert Hills Academy retained Doug Halladay, of Halladay Education Group, to assist us with developing a five year strategic plan. Mr. Halladay met on site with us on three different occasions over a period of four months. During these sessions Mr. Halladay led us through the process of determining where we were and where we wanted to be and then assisted us with developing appropriate goals, objectives, and actions plans. The timelines developed in the beginning of the process have been met in each case. Mr. Halladay's experience and expertise have been invaluable in helping us to complete our Strategic Plan. He was sensitive to our unique philosophy and needs and worked well with our diverse constituency. I highly recommend Mr. Halladay and his firm Halladay Education Group.

Steve Dickman, President, Harbert Hills Academy, Tennessee

Flexible In Meeting Our Needs...

It is my honor to be able to recommend Douglas Halladay from Halladay Education Group to you for your consulting needs. Doug facilitated our strategic planning session...He managed to bring us to a completed draft document for our full board's approval in just three days of intense but exhilarating work. His knowledge of schools, curriculum, staffing, financing, communications, and the overall improvement process earned everyone's respect and admiration on day one. His sense of humor was just right in all social settings. He was flexible in meeting our needs and demands, often skillfully shifting gears to keep us on task and productive. I strongly encourage you to discuss your planning needs with Douglas Halladay, if you want a powerful strategic plan for your school.

Leo Corriveau, PH.D., Superintendent of Schools, Mascenic Regional School District, New Hampshire

The Board appreciated your insights...

Thank you for delivering the recent board governance workshop and school evaluation for ISU. The Board appreciated your insights based on experience at other schools, and was impressed by how quickly you came to grips with our particular situation. I have no doubt this was helped by the online surveys and other preparation you did in advance of the workshop. Your ability to build trust with all the stakeholders in our school -- from administration and staff, to parents and board members - was essential in teasing out the constraints and opportunities we face going forward. The workshop for Trustees not only gave us a sense for how to improve our Board's efficacy, it also demonstrated the importance of investing in an inclusive strategic planning exercise to better define our school's mission and goals, and set out systems for achieving these. Once again, thank you for your professionalism and delivering an excellent product to our school.

Shane Rosenthal, Chairman, International School of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

He has been in our shoes and brings that experience to bear...

We have been working with Doug Halladay and Halladay Education Group on our Strategic Plan and our Action Plan. Doug also provided training to our board l.  He has been wonderful to work with. He also does consulting work on fund raising and development work. Without exception I have found that Doug grasps the direction needed and provides the needed guidance, training, and humor to get the job done. He doesn’t just tell you what to do. He gets in and shows you what to do. He writes and presents well. His materials are always high quality and professional. He has been in our shoes and brings that experience to bear on the issues presented. When we get to creating a fundraising and development plan his name will always show on my shortlist.



Greg Rayl, Director, North Jakarta International School, Indonesia

Our Clients

HEG brings decades of proven consulting experience with the sale & overall improvement of operations & management of schools world-wide. We work with school & business owners & buyers globally regarding start-up, oversight, & sale of private schools. Our clients are based in US, Canada, & Internationally & we're experienced leading major international projects up to $150m. Included below is a brief list of our recent clients: