New Canaan Country School seeks a dynamic and experienced administrator to lead the Upper School division, Grades 7-9. The Upper School Head oversees 27 faculty and staff members and 192 students and has primary responsibility for teacher supervision and development, program design and evaluation, student support and community, and parent relations. Candidates should have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to lead with decisiveness and compassion, a sense of humor and a love of this age group. Commitment to a developmental philosophy, pedagogical innovation, equity and justice, and sustainability is essential. Administrative experience and an advanced degree are strongly preferred.
The search is being conducted by Bob Fricker at Carney Sandoe who should be contacted directly at https://www.carneysandoe.com/leadership-search/current-searches/new-england-schools.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package, generous professional development support, a limited amount of faculty housing and a limited amount of tuition remission for children of faculty and staff.
New Canaan Country School is a private, independent day school serving children from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 9. Located just west of the village of New Canaan, NCCS serves families from many surrounding towns. Founded in 1916, the school has combined a deep belief in tradition and the educational value of fundamental skills with an ongoing commitment to creative teaching and continuous sel...f-evaluation. The result is a dynamic school environment in which elementary and middle school children from all over Fairfield and Westchester counties thrive. Throughout its history, NCCS has emphasized the value of childhood and the role of hands-on experience in learning. Teachers blend an outstanding academic program with an appreciation for patience, simplicity, and the power of imagination. The long-standing tradition of parent support and involvement continues to be a vital element of the School. The character and accomplishments of alumni provide powerful testimony to the success of the school’s approach. Country School is fully enrolled and fosters the socioeconomic diversity of its student body through a generous financial aid program. It has a well-earned reputation as an outstanding day school, sending its graduates to many of the most selective secondary schools in the nation.
The mission of New Canaan Country School is to guide students to reach their intellectual, creative, moral, and physical potential. We value the imagination and curiosity of children and respect childhood as an integral part of life. Our teachers set high academic standards and challenge students to question, to think, to collaborate, and to act with integrity. The school works in partnership with families to teach personal, social, and environmental responsibility and to create a community that honors diversity and our common humanity. New Canaan Country School inspires students to be lifelong learners with the courage and confidence to make a positive contribution to the world.