Founded in 1930 by Constance Chilton and Elisabeth Morrow, The Elisabeth Morrow School (EMS) began as an early childhood and lower school dedicated to the academic, social, and ethical education of young children. Today, the school serves 429 students on a 14-acre campus in suburban New Jersey, just nine miles from New York City. As it has done since its founding nearly 90 years ago, EMS continues to provide its students with a dynamic, comprehensive educational experience in a supportive, child-centered environment.
Among the best independent elementary schools in the competitive New York City region, The Elisabeth Morrow School serves children from age three through grade eight, inspiring them to the highest levels of scholarship while fostering a global perspective and outstanding citizenship.
The school’s philosophy celebrates childhood and gives students the space to develop their own passions and the opportunity to build leadership skills and a strong sense of self. Central to the school’s culture are the values of courtesy, consideration, cooperation, and compassion, fondly known as “the 4C’s.”
Known for its extraordinary music and arts program as well as innovative work in elementary-level STEAM education, EMS blends traditional and progressive pedagogies across disciplines, aiming to cultivate intelligent, creative, and engaged scholars who are also compassionate and ethical people.
For a position to begin in July of 2019, EMS seeks an educational leader who can harness the energy of this vibrant community and build on the school’s many strengths.
The headship of EMS offers an excellent opportunity for a collaborative and confident educator who is inspired by the school’s core values, energized by the prospect of leading a remarkable community of learners, and eager to advance a shared vision of the school’s future.
Acting on behalf of The Elisabeth Morrow School, Wickenden Associates is actively recruiting exceptional leaders for this compelling opportunity. EMS is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic community and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ candidates, and women. The lead consultants are Laura Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jim Wickenden (email@example.com). Both may be reached at (609) 683-1355. The application deadline is August 23, 2018.
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About Wickenden Associates, Inc.
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.