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:

  • Montclare Children’s School Seeks Next Director

    montclare-logoApril 2015 — Montclare Children's School in New York, New York, has retained Wickenden Associates to conduct the search for their new Program Director (Head of School). Montclare is one of four schools in a family of institutions owned and operated by the MetSchools education management company. Located the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Montclare is an early childhood center for children ages 2-5. Jim Wickenden and Zachary White will represent Wickenden Associates on this search. Send us an email to request the Opportunity Statement, which contains more information about the position and details about how to apply.
  • Sacred Heart Academy Seeks New President for 2016

    sacred-heart-academy-logoMay 2015 — Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead, New York, is launching a search to find their next president. This all-girls college preparatory school is located on scenic Long Island, and serves 700 students in grades 9-12. Deeply rooted in the Sacred Heart tradition, SHA has educated young women since 1949. The school offers a rigorous academic curriculum, combined with community service and education in the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph charism, to produce inspiring 21st century women leaders. Linda Knights and Susan Walters will serves as co-consultants in this search effort. Interested candidates are invited to request the Opportunity Statement to find out more information about the position and details on how to apply.