Hampshire Country School seeks its Principal, a new position created and authorized by the Board of Trustees. Reporting to the Head of School, the Principal will serve as dean of faculty and student affairs and will be responsible for hiring, supervising, training and communicating with faculty, formally and informally. The Principal will oversee faculty meetings and day-to-day interactions to improve academic and co-curricular programming, and will support the quality of student and faculty life. When the Head of School is absent, the Principal will also serve as the head of school.
We seek candidates experienced in working with small boarding schools and a high-functioning, special-learning student population; a Master’s Degree is required. Teaching experience is requisite, along with well-honed emotional and social intelligence and the patience to nurture and find joy in the students we serve. The successful candidate will possess the expertise, qualities of character, and potential to assume the role of Head of School.
Hampshire Country School is a small school dedicated to helping boys grow and learn through close interaction between students and faculty living together in a well-preserved rural environment. Designed to provide a solid education, healthy activities, and all the support of a camp-like boarding school community, the school is particularly interested in working with students of high scholastic potential who have had difficulty thriving in larger, less personal schools. Ages of the students range from 8 to 17, though most of the students enroll during elementary and middle school years and transfer elsewhere to complete high school.
Hampshire Country School has experienced transformational campus renewal and will continue on this trajectory. Its Main House building has been newly renovated and its largest residence was replaced in summer 2018 with an expanded building. The school is also experiencing unprecedented growth and success in its educational programs, including its traditional boarding school programs, summer camp, and working farm, as well as in the quality of its faculty and its students. There is much success to celebrate.
Interviews are anticipated by late fall/early winter of 2018.
Please forward your nominations or personal expression of interest and a resume to: