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:

  • Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches Announces Two Administrative Searches for 2015

    oxbridgeJune 2015 — Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, is looking for a new Director of Development as well as a Director of College Counseling. Founded by William I. Koch in 2011, Oxbridge Academy seeks to provide its students with a 21st century global education on a beautiful 56-acre campus that includes state-of-the-art academic facilities as well as athletic facilities. Oxbridge Academy serves a coeducational student population of 550 students representing 25 towns and 70 different schools; this wide-reaching student population is made possible by the school's strictly need-based financial aid program. Zachary White will lead Wickenden Associates' efforts on both searches. He will be assisted by Jim Wickenden on the Development search and by Linda Knights on the College Counseling search. Please visit our Searches in Progress page to find out more about these > >
  • Malvern Preparatory School Launches Search for Director of College Counseling

    logos-malvernJune 2015 — Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, Pennsylvania, is partnering with Wickenden Associates to bring in a new Director of College Counseling. Malvern Prep is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young men which upholds the Augustinian spirit of Veritas, Unitas, Caritas, or "Truth, Unity, and Love." Founded in 1842 by the Augustinians, Malvern Prep sits on a lovely 103-acre campus in the Greater Philadelphia region. Zachary White will lead Wickenden Associates' efforts on this search. If you would like more information on the position and how to apply, request the Opportunity Statement by sending us an email.