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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  • Menlo School Selects La Vina Lowery to Lead Middle School

    la-vina-lowery-websiteMarch 2015 — Menlo School in Atherton, California, has completed the search for a Middle School Director with the appointment of La Vina Lowery. Ms. Lowery will come to Menlo from a tenure of over a decade as the Head of Middle School at North Shore Country Day School (IL). At North Shore, Ms. Lowery was committed to diversity initiatives, expanding humanities offerings and the performing arts program, and helping the students to become global citizens. A native Californian, prior to her time in Illinois Ms. Lowery held administrative and teaching positions at two well-regarded schools in southern California. She holds degrees from University of California Los Angeles and Pepperdine University. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley and just a few miles from Stanford University, Menlo is an independent day school serving nearly 800 students in grades 6-12, including 219 in the Middle School. The school > >
  • Savannah Country Day School Appoints Director of Institutional Advancement Craig Brooks

    craig-brooks-websiteMarch 2015 — Savannah Country Day School in Savannah, Georgia, has appointed Craig Brooks as its newest Director of Institutional Advancement to begin in 2015. Mr. Brooks most recently served as the Director of Capital and Planned Gifts for The Hun School (NJ). He brings business savvy and leadership to Savannah from working for many years in the for-profit sector, primarily in the Baltimore area. Mr. Brooks also has experience working with larger educational institutions and their supporters as Director of Development and Major Gifts for Athletics at Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Brooks holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the United States Sports Academy. Savannah Country Day School is rooted in the beauty, history, and heritage of Savannah, GA, and committed to preparing its students to live lives of significance and service in the world of the 21st century. SCDS serves > >