Pinewood Preparatory School in Summerville, SC, seeks a Head of School to lead a community of 662 students and 64 faculty. The anticipated starting date is July 2018, but a July 2019 start date is possible for an exceptional candidate.
Founded in 1952, Pinewood is Summerville’s oldest and largest independent school. Summerville is a thriving, historic town of 50,000 residents twenty-five miles west of downtown Charleston. The next Pinewood Head of School will ensure the school’s continued excellence, while remaining solidly grounded within the Pinewood Mission and the Pinewood Vision which have made us a community of success. Focused on the Pinewood Mission and the Pinewood Vision, our community values dedicated teaching by well-qualified faculty and experiential learning by enthusiastic students.
THE PINEWOOD MISSION
Pinewood is dedicated to excellence in the intellectual, physical, ethical, and social development of its students, families, faculty and staff. The Pinewood family strives to engage and enrich community, both locally and globally.
THE PINEWOOD VISION
Pinewood Preparatory School will prepare students to excel in college and inspire them to make a positive impact on the world by equipping them with critical thinking skills, global perspective, and respect for core values of honor, truth, and compassion.
THE PINEWOOD EXPERIENCE
Pinewood is characterized by small class sizes, rigorous academics, and challenging co-curricular activities - all led by a talented and nurturing faculty. Pinewood offers an honors curriculum as well as 14 Advanced Placement courses and several concurrent enrollment courses in partnership with a local university. Highly-competitive athletics and challenging fine and performing arts programs are ingrained within the Pinewood experience. Pinewood emphasizes global awareness and character education. An active service learning program seeks to develop a sense of identity, responsibility, and purpose in students in relation to their surrounding community.
As Pinewood has grown and evolved, unique aspects of the school remain constant – experiential learning, small classes, dedication to community, and a sense of family. Pinewood aspires to be exceptional in all things. The school’s location - in a thriving, historic town within commuting distance of Charleston - provides ideal opportunities for an aspirational leader to continue Pinewood on its path toward excellence.
The Pinewood Head of School is the chief executive officer and academic administrator, reporting to the Board of Trustees, and promoting and executing the Pinewood Mission and the Pinewood Vision. The Head’s responsibilities include oversight of all academic, enrollment, personnel, compensation, and advancement matters, as well as management of the budget and school facilities. The Head of School is expected to be the inspirational leader of the school, and to possess both a moral and intellectual vision to lead an aspirational school.