WHY WICKENDEN

Founded in 1986 by James Wickenden, former Princeton University Dean of Admission, Wickenden Associates ranks among the nation’s premier firms specializing in Head of School searches for independent schools. We also conduct searches for a number of senior administrative positions.

We serve schools large and small, domestic and international, coeducational and single sex, religious and secular, boarding and day, private and charter. Reflecting the broad universe of schools, our client list demonstrates our ability to tailor our services to the unique needs and values of each school we serve.

While best known for our Head and senior administrative searches, we are a multi-faceted consulting firm, with expertise in strategic planning, governance, and institutional assessment. With 33 years of service to 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 consulting and special project work.

What can we do for you?

WICKENDEN BY THE NUMBERS

33
YEARS EXPERIENCE
370+
SCHOOLS SERVED
600+
COMPLETED SEARCHES
150+
CONSULTING PROJECTS

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