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:

  • CFO Search – Gramon Family of Schools

    gramon-logoThe Gramon Family of Schools, headquartered in  Fairfield, NJ, is seeking a new Chief Financial Officer to join its administrative team this fall. Gramon is a network of private, for-profit schools (plus one outreach agency) serving approximately 300 students from kindergarten to age 21. Wickenden Associates has partnered with executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates in Charlotte, NC, to serve Gramon. All applications will initially be handled by Coleman Lew; interested candidates should contact Coleman Lew directly for more details. > >
  • Casady School Launches Head Search

    casady-logoThe Casady School in Oklahoma is seeking a Head of School to start in 2015, and Wickenden Associates has partnered with the community to select its next leader. Situated on 80 picturesque acres north of downtown Oklahoma City, Casady is the oldest and most established independent school in the capital region. The PreK-12 Episcopal day school strives to develop the minds, bodies, and spirits of 868 highly-motivated students. Interested parties should request a copy of the Opportunity Statement, and are encouraged to contact Jim Wickenden or Sue Walters with any questions or nominations.