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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  • Spence School Names English and World Literature Department Head

    Sarah BeasleyFebruary, 2019The Spence School in New York, NY, has named Sara Beasley as the new Head of the English and World Literature Department. Sara is currently in her 12th year at Spence teaching Middle and Upper School English and World Literature. She also served as Dean for the Ninth and Tenth Grades. She came to Spence from Taft, where she was the Associate Director of College Counseling, a Grade Level Dean, and an English teacher. Sara holds an A.B. from Davidson College and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Founded by Clara B. Spence in 1892, The Spence School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving 752 girls in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Ranking among the nation's pre-eminent schools for girls, Spence is committed to high academic standards, integrity, a diverse student body, and a purpose larger > >
  • Spence School Announces Science Department Head Appointment

    February, 2019The Spence School in New York, NY, has announced that Dalia Aidoo will be the new Science Department Head. Currently, Dalia serves as Science Department Chair and a Middle and Upper School science teacher at Collegiate School in New York. Previously, she taught secondary school science at Southgate School in London. In addition to her duties at Collegiate, Dalia is the founder and owner of The Children's Montessori House Preschool in Saint Lucia. Dalia received a B.Sc. in microbiology from South Bank University in London and a Post Graduate Degree in secondary education from the University of London Institute of Education. Founded by Clara B. Spence in 1892, The Spence School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving 752 girls in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Ranking among the nation's pre-eminent schools for girls, Spence is committed to high academic standards, integrity, a diverse student body, and > >