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.

What can we do for you?

The Latest:

  • The Blake School Announces Two Searches for 2015

    blake-schoolThe Blake School is seeking two senior administrators for 2015: an Upper School Director and a Director of Admissions. Following a successful 2014 search for Blake's Associate Head, Wickenden Associates is excited to be working with the school once again. An institution with diverse, century-old roots, the Blake School today is a PreK-12 coeducational, non-sectarian day school on three campuses in the greater Twin Cities area. Jim Wickenden and Peter Gillin will serve as co-consultants on both searches. Interested candidates should visit our Searches in Progress page to request an opportunity statement for one or both positions.
  • Regis High School Seeks New President

    regisRegis High School in New York City is seeking a President to begin in 2015, and Wickenden Associates will be working with the community to plan and execute the search. Founded in 1914 by an anonymous benefactor and supported by the generosity of her family, its alumni and friends, Regis High School offers a tuition-free Jesuit college preparatory education to 529 young men from the New York metropolitan area who demonstrate superior intellectual and leadership potential. Jim Wickenden or Jo Butler will be spearheading the search on behalf of Regis, and prospective candidates are welcome to contact them directly. If you are interested in the details of the position and how to apply, send us an email today, and we will forward a copy of the Opportunity Statement to you as > >