Welcome to the
Compass Education Family!


SSC Services for Education and Chartwells K12 provide the highest quality services for school communities across the country. While our solutions fill different needs for your district, both SSC and Chartwells maintain the same ideals – transparency, quality and true partnership. Backed by our parent company, Compass Group, SSC and Chartwells have a wealth of experience and resources to ensure your district’s facilities and foodservice operations are innovative and designed to meet your exact goals.

What We Do

Our Services

SSC Services for Education

With 50+ years of experience, SSC Services for Education is the premier provider of support services for over 100 districts, offering customized custodial, maintenance and grounds management for quality-focused K-12 schools. As a people company, we are committed to both our employees’ and our partners’ well-being, including helping you focus on your core objective: educating our future.

What We Do

Our Services

Chartwells K12

We’re serving up happy and healthy in more than 675 districts across the country. Through thoughtfully curated menus and engaging programs, we will create a unique culinary experience for your students.

People First

Our associates are the cornerstone of our day-to-day operations, and our culture is to always put them first. That’s why we spend so much time and effort on recruiting and training the best talent for our teams. We pride ourselves on providing long-term career and growth opportunities – not just jobs – so our employees can grow alongside our district partners. This drives a common passion for quality, teamwork, and a can-do attitude across our entire team.


We understand the unique staffing challenges happening across the country right now. In support of this, SSC and Chartwells offer a comprehensive total rewards package geared toward attracting and retaining high-caliber associates needed to operate a high-level program.

Helping our team combat financial hardship by giving them more control over their paychecks is just one of the many ways we’re leading the industry in attracting and retaining top talent. With Instapay using the Even app, associates can:

  • Get paid early
  • Save automatically
  • Budget easily

Frontline associates can get access to up to half of their next paychecks early through Instapay – no hidden fees, interest rates or loans.


We also understand the sensitivity surrounding a conversation of a partnership with SSC and Chartwells for your district and associates, but you’re in good hands with us. Every one of our transitions includes our process of interviewing and, pending a background check, hiring all existing associates. The truth is that your current associates, many of whom are familiar faces across the district, represent immense value. Instead of losing them, we intend simply to provide additional training, supplies and equipment to help make them even more successful.

Better Together

There are countless benefits available to school districts that choose to partner with both SSC and Chartwells. Here’s just one of our success stories from a joint partnership district in Crawfordsville, Indiana.


Ready to connect or curious to know more about us?

Follow the links below to learn more about SSC and Chartwells, and fill out the form to get in touch. We can’t wait to discover how we can create a successful and meaningful partnership with your district.