Dedicated to excellence in academics, the development of faith, and an emphasis on the whole child, Oak Knoll, a member of the Holy Child Network of Schools, offers a premier college preparatory program for girls in its grades 7–12 Upper School. For a position to begin in July 2020, Oak Knoll is seeking an inspiring, collaborative, Catholic educator to lead its vibrant Upper School.
Founded in 1924 by the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus, Oak Knoll is a Catholic, independent day school with a coeducational Lower School (K-6) and an all-girls Upper School (7-12). As a member of the Holy Child Network, Oak Knoll is grounded in the educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly, who valued the growth of the whole child “in all learning and all virtues.”
Located on 11 acres in suburban Summit, NJ, Oak Knoll is recognized as a top-rated institution in an area that values education. Oak Knoll draws from more than 65 surrounding communities. There are 325 girls enrolled in the Upper School, with 192 children in the Lower School. While the student body is predominantly Catholic, Oak Knoll welcomes children, as well as faculty and staff, of all faiths.
Families recognize the value of Oak Knoll’s faith-based education and its warm, caring atmosphere. The Upper School enjoys a robust enrollment and attracts engaging and motivated young women of faith. Recent successes in the division’s performing arts and athletic programs have further bolstered the school’s profile in the community.
Current Upper School Head, Jennifer Landis, will become Head of School in July 2021. She will serve as Upper School Head and Associate Head of School during the 2019-2020 school year, and as Associate Head of School in 2020-2021. Under Ms. Landis’s leadership, the division has grown in its sense of community and demonstrated commitment to developing students academically, morally, socially, artistically, and athletically at the highest level. The next Upper School Head will benefit from Ms. Landis’s wisdom as they join a dynamic team of educators and students who are committed to sustaining Oak Knoll’s traditions and laying the foundation for its future.
Acting on behalf of Oak Knoll, Wickenden Associates is actively recruiting talented educational leaders for this appealing leadership opportunity. The lead consultants are Nancy Kanach and Jim Wickenden (firstname.lastname@example.org) Both may be reached at 609.683.1355.
The application deadline for this opportunity is Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
The full position description, including a search calendar and details regarding how to apply, is available here:
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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.