Encouraging its students to “seek the challenge, make a difference, and live extraordinary lives,” Wakefield School offers a challenging liberal arts education on a stunning hilltop campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wakefield offers a warm and nurturing small-school environment – one in which students feel free to take intellectual risks and stretch their limits.
Founded in 1972 and located since 1996 on a beautiful 64-acre campus 50 miles outside of Washington, D.C., Wakefield is an independent day school serving 301 students this year in Junior Kindergarten through grade 12. A vibrant learning community, Wakefield fosters a spirit of inquiry and the development of the skills and habits necessary for success in college and beyond. In addition to a signature humanities curriculum with a strong emphasis on writing and critical thinking, Wakefield offers a wide range of math and science courses, a full complement of arts activities, athletic competition, and an increasing array of opportunities for global and civic engagement.
For a position to begin in July 2018, Wakefield is seeking an experienced educational leader with the vision and determination necessary to position this educational gem to grow and evolve in response to new challenges and opportunities.
Acting on behalf of Wakefield School, Wickenden Associates is actively recruiting talented academic leaders for this appealing leadership opportunity. The lead consultants are Sue Walters (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jim Wickenden (email@example.com). Both may be reached at (609) 683-1355. The application deadline is August 31, 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.