Founded in 1948, Keystone School serves more than 500 academically talented and motivated students in grades PK3-12. Keystone students are self-assured and academically-ambitious. It is a school with a fervent intellectual culture that cultivates a fierce love of learning and deep commitment to achievement and excellence. The fact that “it is cool to be smart" at Keystone and to maintain one’s individuality in the process makes for a culture that promotes curiosity and emboldens students to make meaningful contributions to the wider community and the world.
Keystone is dedicated to providing an accelerated and enriching college preparatory program. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, the school provides numerous opportunities for students to pursue excellence in the studio and performing arts, athletic competitions, service clubs, campus publications, and science fairs – all overseen by a master faculty.
Keystone has been extremely successful in preparing bright students for admission to the nation’s most selective colleges and universities. Nationally recognized for the rigor of its academic program, this school regularly sees approximately half of its graduating class recognized in National Merit competitions and proudly claims dozens of national and international honors in math, science, and other academic competitions.
Sitting on a single city block in an historic district of San Antonio, Keystone’s tree-shaded campus blends repurposed mansions, carriage houses, and cottages with purpose-built science and arts facilities. Reflecting the makeup of the greater San Antonio area, Keystone’s student body is economically and ethnically diverse, with more than 60 percent non-Anglo representation.
For a position to begin in July of 2018, the Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic and knowledgeable leader with well-honed skills in both the internal and external aspects of independent school leadership. This is a remarkable career opportunity for a leader who embraces Keystone’s mission and has the vision to improve upon the strong foundation already in place.
Acting on behalf of Keystone School, Wickenden Associates is actively recruiting talented academic leaders for this appealing leadership opportunity. The lead consultants are Laura Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jim Wickenden (email@example.com). Both may be reached at (609) 683-1355. The application deadline is September 20, 2017.
Founded by former Princeton University Dean of Admission James Wickenden in 1986, Wickenden Associates ranks among the nation's premier independent school consulting firms, conducting searches for Heads of Schools and other senior administrative positions. We serve schools large and small, coeducational and single-sex, boarding and day.