Director of School / Head of School
Start Date: July 1, 2023
Coed Day School Grades K – 8 
190 Students
Tualatin, OR

Arbor School of Arts & Sciences

Arbor School of Arts & Sciences seeks a Director of School to begin in the summer of 2023. Arbor School, a K-8 independent school founded in 1989, is committed to developing intellect, character, and creativity in its students. With a student/faculty ratio of 7:1, its 190 students are carefully taught by a cadre of experienced, thoughtful educators, who are devoted to their craft. The school sits on 21 acres of woods, streams, gardens, and playgrounds, inviting unlimited opportunities for outdoor education beyond its lively, stimulating classrooms. The school is financially stable, with no debt, limiting the need for frequent fundraising.

About the Position

A strong candidate will demonstrate:

  • imaginative leadership with a devotion to students, as evidenced in a strong teaching background
  • strength in working with faculty and parents
  • support for Arbor’s ongoing work in broadening its community’s diversity
  • commitment to integrated, thematic curriculum
  • multiple enthusiasms and a strong liberal-arts background
  • skill in devising and executing complex projects
  • understanding of and commitment to Arbor’s financial structure
  • eagerness to steward a 21-acre campus with 10 buildings nestled in a natural environment

The Director of Arbor School can look forward to:

  • collaboration with experienced faculty and staff, who are dedicated to a thoughtful and considered educational program for its students
  • daily interaction with curious, enthusiastic students
  • sound fiscal management and limited fundraising responsibilities.
  • support from a school-wide DEI Coordinator, Counselor, Librarian, and PE, Garden, Music, and Design teachers
  • participation in the training of future teachers through the Arbor Center for Teaching residency program
  • work in a beautiful natural setting 20 minutes from downtown Portland

The Arbor Profile

How to Apply

Educators Collaborative (EC) is assisting in this search. The application deadline is open. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact:

Doug Jennings, Partner, Educators Collaborative, LLC

Email:  –  Phone: 317-319-2936

Listing Date: August 18, 2022