An independent, coeducational day school serving approximately 970 students from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, Princeton Day School (PDS) was created in 1965 through the merger of Miss Fine’s School (founded in 1899) and Princeton Country Day School (founded in 1924).
One of the most prestigious PK-12 independent day schools in the competitive Central New Jersey market, PDS offers a broad, rigorous college preparatory curriculum that balances critical and creative thinking across disciplines. Classroom excellence is complemented by outstanding facilities and extracurricular opportunities. The school aims to graduate compassionate, independent students who love to learn.
PDS occupies a beautiful 106-acre campus on the outskirts of Princeton, a family-oriented community located mid-way between New York City and Philadelphia. The Princeton area offers both an exceptionally high quality of life and a sophisticated population deeply committed to educational excellence.
Serving students in pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade, the PDS Lower School is a vibrant, creative place known for its hardworking teachers, interdisciplinary curriculum, and beloved traditions. The division is committed to creating students with a genuine enthusiasm for learning and the ability to connect classroom learning with their own lived experience.
The Head of Lower School position at PDS offers a first-rate career opportunity for a talented educator who can connect easily with children while leading the faculty and collaborating across divisions and departments at the school. PDS seeks a warm, outgoing, resilient administrator; an energetic leader who can think strategically and operationally as the division pursues a STEAM initiative, continues to develop its curriculum, and extends its commitment to equity and inclusion.
Acting on behalf of Princeton Day School, Wickenden Associates is actively recruiting exceptional lower school educators for this appealing career opportunity. The lead consultants are Susan Walters (email@example.com) and Jim Wickenden (firstname.lastname@example.org); both may be reached at (609) 683-1355. The application deadline is January 21, 2019
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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.