King School's next Head of School will inherit a talented and deeply committed faculty, an inclusive and wellrounded student body, active and engaged parents, a dedicated Board of Trustees, and a supportive and nurturing culture. This is an opportunity to take a school with strong programmatic and reputational growth and raise its profile as a distinctive day school and a gem among other independent peer schools in the greater Fairfield County area and more broadly in Westchester County, New York. A student-centered leader with a passion for education, a track record of mentorship and leadership, and a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the next Head of School will look for opportunities to strengthen all aspects of the school and to prepare King graduates to open their minds and be courageous thinkers. The Head of School is the chief educational and administrative officer of the school, responsible for leading the academic vision and the operations and finances of the school and building strong relationships with alumni, parents, donors, and other constituencies. The successful candidate will be responsible for representing the school externally and increasing financial resources through fundraising and the development of new revenue streams.
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King History and Mission
King is the convergence of three founding schools - Low-Heywood, King , and Thomas - that, from the beginning, shared similar educational missions. By 2008, the merged entity, King Low Heywood Thomas School, was known by its nickname, King, and the rebranding as King School was completed in 2016.
Throughout its evolution, King School has remained committed to high academic standards and a student- centered approach to education. King prioritizes teaching students how to think rather than what to think. Through research, project-based learning, and collaborative and interdisciplinary work, students deepen their understanding, open their minds and learn to think courageously.
King School today draws on and is inspired by the ideals of all of its predecessor schools. King values how a deep connection with its alumni family enriches its entire community.
The current mission of the school grounds those practices:
King School is dedicated to preparing its students to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
King provides an excellent, progressive education grounded in the traditional disciplines of the arts and sciences, committed to the nurturing of individual potential, and designed to promote critical thinking and reasoned reflection. Using rich and innovative methods, its teachers facilitate each student’s fullest academic and personal achievement. King champions the development of character, self-confidence, and talent through challenging intellectual, creative, athletic, leadership, and service opportunities.
King affirms four virtues that all community members value and strive to reflect in their daily lives: Integrity, Kindness, Perseverance, and Respect. These values, taken as a whole, have become the King credo. Additionally, throughout its history, King has emphasized a student-centered approach to teaching and learning to enable students to thrive.
10+ years of academic leadership experience with a track record of developing and executing impactful strategic initiatives.
Proven track record of attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse and talented team of educators, coaches, and administrators.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Experience leading diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that have positively influenced organizational culture, practices, and strategies.
Financial and Operational Acumen
Demonstrated ability to provide financial and operational leadership at an academic institution.
An ability to successfully partner and engage with stakeholders including alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and a Board of Trustees.
Capacity to raise philanthropic support from alumni and parents.
About King School
King is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.