Founded by former Princeton University Dean of Admission James Wickenden in 1986, Wickenden Associates ranks among the nation's premier independent school consulting firms. We serve schools large and small, coeducational and single-sex, boarding and day. Mirroring the broad universe of independent schools, our client list demonstrates our ability to tailor our services to the unique needs and values of each school we serve.

Each and every Wickenden Associates client benefits from the wisdom, experience, and energy of our talented team of consultants.

While best known for our Head of School search work, we are a multifaceted consulting firm. With more than 25 years of service to independent schools, we are proud of our ongoing relationships with schools and school leaders, many of whom turn to us time and again for a variety of services.

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The Latest:

  • Saint Francis High School Launches Search for New President

    SaintfrancisSaint Francis High School is launching a search for a new President, to begin in 2015. Wickenden Associates is partnering with the school and community to conduct this search. Saint Francis High School is a diverse, co-educational, college preparatory school in Silicon Valley focused on educating the whole person in the tradition of Holy Cross. Jim Wickenden and Linda Knights will serve as co-consultants on this search, and prospective candidates are encouraged to contact them directly. Interested parties should also request a copy of the Opportunity Statement.
  • Charlotte Country Day School Announces Search for Assistant Head

    ccds-logoWickenden Associates is excited to be collaborating once again with Charlotte Country Day School. In addition to an ongoing search for a Head of Lower School, we have been retained to conduct a search for the school's newly created Assistant Head of School position, to start in 2015. Country Day is one of the largest coeducational college preparatory schools in the country - serving 1,630 students in grades JK-12. Jo Butler is leading Wickenden's efforts on this search. Interested parties are encouraged to review the Opportunity Statement and contact Jo as soon as possible with any questions or nominations. The application deadline for this search is October 31.