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Head of School

Westminster Academy

Memphis, Tennessee 38119

Position Description

About Westminster Academy

Established in 1996, Westminster Academy is Memphis, Tennessee’s only classical Christian school. Accredited by the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), Westminster has a missional enrollment of 445 students in JK through 12th grade. The school’s foundation is the cultivation of virtue and wisdom by nourishing the soul on truth, goodness, and beauty according to God’s Revelation using the classical liberal arts. Its curriculum is rigorous and college-preparatory, and all required classes are taught at the honors level. With a faculty to student ratio of 1:8, WA students enjoy personal attention and meaningful relationships with their teachers and peers. All teachers have a love for the Lord, their students, their subject, and bring Christ into the classroom with enthusiasm. Westminster’s faculty are life-long learners and have over 200 years of combined classical Christian education experience. With over 400 graduates since 2000, WA’s alumni have gone on to attend colleges and universities around the world.

The Head of School Opportunity

The WA Board of Directors is now seeking an experienced, spiritually mature, relationally gifted, and financially competent educational executive who can begin leading the school on July 1, 2024. Now entering its 29th year, Westminster Academy is academically, spiritually, operationally, and financially healthy. The new Head of School will be called upon to implement a compelling vision for the future of Westminster Academy within the Memphis community that all school constituents are passionate about achieving. Currently serving 445 students JK-12, Westminster has the ability to strategically expand to serve roughly 550 students in the Memphis market. The next head of school will have the opportunity to broadly communicate WA’s value proposition and its distinctives within the Memphis independent school market that attracts interest and builds the school’s enrollment to full capacity. This thoughtful, organic growth will allow WA to continue delivering academic, artistic, and athletic excellence through a classical Christian philosophy of education while preserving its rich school culture. With this growth in mind, Westminster’s head of school will need to be a visionary and dynamic leader who is comfortable being the face of the organization. Optimally, the Head of School will be a skilled communicator, who listens well, navigates conflict with grace, and has the ability to serve as a unifier.

For more information about the Westminster Academy Head of School search led by CarterBaldwin Executive Search, please view the full opportunity profile here.

Process of Candidacy

Although applications will be accepted until the time that a new Head of School is appointed, for most favorable consideration, candidates should submit application materials consisting of a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of interest addressed to the Westminster Academy Search Committee, a personal statement of faith, and a philosophy of classical Christian education by July 18, 2023.

Application materials, confidential candidate nominations and recommendations, or general questions about the search may be directed to: [email protected]

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