Eagle Hill School is unique in helping the child with learning differences to develop academic skills and self-confidence. Their mission is to provide intensive, short-term, remedial instruction to children with learning differences, and then return them to the educational mainstream as soon as possible.


In 1975, Eagle Hill School was started by Dr. James J. A. Cavanaugh as a residential and day school for children with learning disabilities. The school opened with 17 children, and grew to 38 by the end of just the first year of operation. The original faculty of 12 teachers and administrators came from Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, Massachusetts.

About the School

Eagle Hill School services children from Fairfield and Westchester counties as well as Manhattan in its day program, and children from the tri-state areas of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey in its five-day boarding program. The school also welcomes students from all over the world.

The school is approved as a special education facility by the Connecticut State Department of Education, and is accredited through the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools.

About the Position

With the retirement of a long-serving admissions director, Eagle Hill School seeks a leader within a restructured admissions office that will sustain a successful program and carry its mission into the future. The successful candidate will have experience in a leadership role in admissions, expertise in working with students with learning differences and a deep understanding of and commitment to helping families through the challenges of finding the right school for their child.

Candidates should be passionate in sharing the mission of the school, and comfortable analyzing psycho-educational testing reports, speaking to groups, representing the school at various fairs and conferences and working with individual families.

In addition, the position requires an outstanding collaborator with a collegial, inclusive approach who can team effectively with the academic leaders and teachers, and the marketing, development and business staff. The position also requires the flexibility to work effectively with a variety of students, teachers, parents and professionals.

Eagle Hill students are bright students with language-based learning differences, ADHD and/or executive function challenges. The school’s carefully formulated research-based curriculum helps students in reading, writing and math, as well as organizing, planning and effective self-advocacy.

How to Apply

Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following materials:

  • EC Candidate Summary Sheet (contact Deirdre Ling or Doug Cummings for that document)
  • Letter of Interest addressed to the Search Committee
  • Current résumé
  • Personal Statement or Statement of Educational Philosophy
  • A list of five or more references with contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses)
  • Up to three letters of reference (optional)

Please address any inquiries or expressions of interest to:

  • Deirdre Ling, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC (email: daling@comcast.net, phone: 508-696-7708)
  • Doug Cummings, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC (email: dcummings@educatorscollaborative.com, phone: 207-564-9000)