About the School

The College School is a Pre-K though grade 8 day school located in St. Louis. Priding itself on a diverse student body from over 41 zip codes and a low student to teacher ratio – The College School has brought experiential education to a whole new level. At The College School, experiential learning is not separate from a rigorous academic program: they are one and the same. It is through experiential education—learning through experience—that students master academic and personal skills. Students learn core subjects and critical life lessons through hands-on, thematic learning experiences. Lessons are taught both individually and within integrated thematic projects; this approach makes learning meaningful and makes lessons stick. Whether its activities happening between grade levels or across subjects, we know teaching interdependence helps link curriculum to real life experiences.

They truly live their mission (to explore the world through authentic experiences, empowering students to engage deeply and be ready for what is next) by educating the whole student and empowering them to take risks, serve their communities, and enjoy the outdoors.

About the Position

The Board of Trustees seeks a person of strong character who is passionate about working with children. For the school’s next leader, the Board seeks an individual of outstanding character, whose personal and professional skills match the school’s culture and who will inspire and enable The College School to advance the school’s strategic vision.  It is the Search Committee’s intent to announce its Head-elect by early October of 2018 to begin on July 1, 2019.

How to Apply

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

  • EC Candidate Summary Sheet (contact Evan Peterson 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:

Evan Peterson Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC

(Email: epeterson@educatorscollaborative.com, phone: 817-307-3832)

Doug Cummings, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC

(Email: dcummings@educatorscollaborative.com, phone: 207-564-9000)