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.

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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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  • Choate Taps Amin Abdul-Malik Gonzalez to Lead Admission Office

    Amin_Gonzalez-wawebsiteMarch 2016 Choate Rosemary Hall has appointed Amin Abdul-Malik Gonzalez to be its next Director of Admission, effective July 1, 2016.  Since 2008, Mr. Gonzalez has served as Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Co-Director of Multicultural Recruitment at Yale University. Earlier, he held admissions posts at Wesleyan University and Swarthmore College. Prior to moving into higher education, Mr. Gonzalez worked in a variety of independent school settings, serving as Director of College Counseling at McDonogh School (MD) in addition to teaching and coaching football and wrestling at George School (PA) and Northfield Mount Hermon (MA). A native of New York City, Mr. Gonzalez holds a bachelor's degree in history from Wesleyan University. Choate Rosemary Hall is a boarding school serving nearly 900 students in grades 9-12. Originally two individual single-sex institutions, Rosemary Hall and The Choate School, Choate Rosemary Hall has been > >
  • San Antonio Academy Seeks New Head for 2017

    sasealMarch 2016 — San Antonio Academy of Texas has begun the search for a successor to Head of School John Webster, who has ably led the Academy since 1985.  San Antonio Academy serves 345 boys in Prekindergarten to grade 8, offering an exceptional academic program that features small classes, a family-like atmosphere, the development a positive self-image, and a foundation for life based upon the love of God and country, integrity, and respect for others. Tracing its roots to 1886, the Academy educates young boys to aspire to the words of its motto: Be Honest. Be Kind. Be the Best You Can Be. Lead Consultants Pete Gillin and Jim Wickenden will launch the search with a visit to the school next month. The Opportunity Statement will be available in May. Request it here.