Since its founding in 1980 with 17 preschool students in a single classroom, the French-American School of New York (FASNY) has catered to families seeking an immersive bilingual and multicultural experience for their children. Today, the school offers a sophisticated international education to approximately 800 students from nursery through grade 12. The school offers the best of the French and American educational systems: Students enjoy the rigorous, analytical challenges of a French curriculum while they benefit from the flexible, creative, student-centered approach common in American independent schools.
Among the largest and most competitive French American schools in North America, FASNY is the only school in the New York metropolitan area that is accredited to offer both the International Baccalaureate and the French Baccalauréat diplomas. FASNY is a leader in bilingual education, and the school prides itself on its ability to produce globally literate, lifelong learners who are able to think flexibly based on different cultural viewpoints.
Characterized by a warm, family-friendly culture and kind, hardworking students, FASNY is a unique learning community that benefits from its proximity to New York City as well as its sophisticated suburban setting. FASNY has enjoyed a period of steady leadership and improvement under Head of School Joël Peinado, who joined the school in 1995 and was appointed Head of School in 2012. For its next Head, FASNY seeks a strong, strategic leader who will embody the values and mission of the institution while nurturing the school’s growth in the areas of fundraising, facilities, enrollment management, diversity, and teaching and learning.
For a visionary, globally minded, and innovative educator who is energized by complex challenges and eager to move this exciting institution forward, the headship of FASNY offers one of the premier leadership opportunities available in independent education.
Acting on behalf of FASNY, Wickenden Associates is actively recruiting exceptional leaders for this appealing leadership opportunity.
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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.