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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  • Success Academy Selects Twink Burns To Serve as High School Director of Academic Achievement and College Guidance

    March 2015 — Success Academy Charter Schools has chosen Twink Burns to be its first High School Director of Academic Achievement and College Guidance. Passionate about "no-excuses" education for students of all backgrounds, Ms. Burns has worked for the last eight years on both sides of the college application. She comes to Success Academy from Williams College, where most recently she served as Associate Director of Admission for Diversity Recruitment. Prior to her time at Williams, Ms. Burns was the founding director of college counseling at Boston Preparatory Charter School, an urban school that served mostly low-income students of color. Ms. Burns earned a Bachelor's degree at Williams College and was later selected as a fellow for the Startingbloc Global Institute for Social Innovation at the London Business School. Founded in 2006, Success Academy is New York City’s largest and most successful charter network, this year operating 32 schools serving 9,000 students in four > >
  • Ransom Everglades Seeks Director of College Counseling

    ransom-everglades-logoApril 2015 — Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Florida, has announced a search for a new Director of College Counseling. Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades offers a competitive college preparatory program to a diverse group of 1,088 students in grades 6-12. Located on two campuses in a historic Miami neighborhood overlooking Biscayne Bay, Ransom Everglades sends well rounded students to many of the most competitive public and private colleges in the country.   Linda Knights and Zachary White are leading the search. For more information on the position and details on how to apply, review the Position Description. Interested candidates should contact Wickenden Associates ASAP. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.