St. Christopher's School, an all-boys Junior Kindergarten school in Richmond, Virginia, seeks a new Head of Lower School to lead a thriving division of approximately 400 students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 5.
Desired Qualifications & Qualifications
The desired candidate for Head of School at St. Christopher's will be:
A warm and relational educator with a deep appreciation for boys' education;
A visionary who can lead strategically and encourage innovation and creativity in programs and pedagogy;
An educator committed to the spiritual development of all students of varied faith backgrounds, and who respects and understands the Episcopal culture in schools;
An articulate communicator who can promote the Lower School program in admissions and development;
A person with experience teaching elementary school students and who truly enjoys working with boys;
A decisive leader who will work to build a collaborative culture among the faculty and across division lines;
An empathetic leader who will cultivate a welcoming, caring, and inclusive community.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF attachments in one email:
Cover letter expressing interest in the Head of Lower School positions at St. Christopher's School;
Statement of educational philosophy and practice;
List of 5 references with name, phone number and e-mail address of each to:
St. Christopher’s School, founded in 1911, is a college preparatory school for boys (junior kindergarten through 12th grade) located in Richmond, Virginia. The School’s mission is to prepare a talented and diverse group of boys for college and for life in an ever-changing world.
St. Christopher’s currently enrolls 1001 boys in JK-12 from 57 zip codes in the Richmond metropolitan region. Lower S...chool (JK-5) has 423 boys, Middle School (6-8) has 242 and Upper School (9-12) enrolls 336. The 162 full- and part-time members of the faculty have an average tenure of 12.7 years and 61 percent have advanced degrees, including 6 with doctorates. The average class size is 16.
Coordination with St. Catherine’s School for girls offers many opportunities for interaction at all levels including coed classes in the upper school. Virtually 100 percent of St. Christopher’s graduates attend four-year colleges and universities, often at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions. Honor, service, and community are hallmarks of the St. Christopher's experience.