Founded in 1764, Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School (CGPS) is one of the nation’s oldest private schools and the largest independent school in Manhattan. CGPS offers a rigorous and comprehensive college preparatory education to more than 1,300 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Serving 583 students in grades 8-12, the Preparatory School program is overseen by a talented and seasoned 108-member faculty.
For a position to begin in July 2018, CGPS is seeking an accomplished secondary school leader with strong curricular expertise and an educational philosophy consonant with the school’s unique culture and values.
Suited to an academically diverse group of students — ranging from the highest achievers to those needing meaningful learning support — CGPS provides a balanced, caring educational experience. Rigorous yet relaxed, CGPS seeks to inspire and support students in an atmosphere that is cooperative rather than intensely competitive.
Promoting intellectual growth while instilling in students a love of learning, CGPS nurtures individuals’ academic and non-academic passions and strives to imbue in them concern and respect for others. The school seeks to empower its students, sending them into the world beyond CGPS with a solid educational foundation as well as the confidence, optimism, sense of purpose, and energy to achieve and exceed their dreams.
The school’s incomparable Upper West Side campus encompasses 12 buildings, including modern and well-equipped Prep School facilities.
The next Director of the Preparatory School will join CGPS during an exciting period of leadership transition. For a forward-thinking and collaborative academic leader, the position offers an exceptional opportunity to build upon a well-established foundation of excellence.
Acting on behalf of Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, Wickenden Associates is actively recruiting exceptional candidates for this compelling leadership opportunity. The lead consultants are Laura Hansen (email@example.com) and Jim Wickenden (firstname.lastname@example.org) . Both may be reached at (609) 683-1355. The application deadline is December 28, 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.