In February 2014, Tim Seeley reflected on his recent conversation with the headmaster of Portsmouth Abbey School. Seeley had been running the school’s summer program since 2012. The summer program had seen profits and enrollment improve for two years, but then drop unexpectedly in the summer of 2014, the cause of which was still unclear. Given its disappointing recent performance, the future of the program now seemed uncertain. Students are tasked with compiling a comprehensive budget for the school’s summer program taking into consideration revenues from tuition income and the program’s fixed and variable costs. Is the school asking enough in tuition for each of its different class of students (boarders, day students, and internationals) based on the services they use?
Darden Business Publishing – University of Virginia