Head of School
Start Date: July 1, 2024
Coed Day School, Grades K-8
140 Students
240 West Colorado Blvd., Arcadia, CA 91007

About the School

Described as a “learning sanctuary” and “hidden gem,” Barnhart exudes a culture of authenticity and a genuine love for children and learning. Founded in 1959 as an outreach ministry of the Santa Anita Church, Barnhart School has stayed true to its purpose: to provide an exceptional educational program in an atmosphere of respect and love, while encouraging students to develop independence and responsibility. Barnhart is a place where children and their families matter. A strong partnership between school and families ensures students thrive – academically and social-emotionally. Barnhart graduates carry with them a spirit of caring and compassion for others that is rooted in the program and community.

Barnhart’s curriculum is designed to actively engage students in learning and to prepare them for top high schools, college and beyond. Providing challenging academics in the core areas of math, science, literacy, writing, and social studies, a rich fine arts curriculum, a robust STEM curriculum as well as Spanish across all grades and PE daily, Barnhart offers a student-centered, holistic learning experience.


We grow difference-makers.


Barnhart provides a stimulating environment where students embody the values of integrity, inclusiveness, and perseverance graduate academically equipped to forge their own paths through high school and beyond.

About the Position

Barnhart seeks a Head of School to begin in July 2024. This leader will enthusiastically embrace and champion the school’s mission, which strives to foster a love of learning and to prepare students to succeed not just in the classroom, but in the world.

The successful candidate will demonstrate servant-leadership distinguished by a warm, welcoming, and inclusive personal manner, exceptional verbal and written communication skills, a commitment to values-based education and character development, and a love for young children. They will also bring the skills, initiative, and drive to help further realize a compelling and sustainable vision for the future of the school.

Please see the full posting here. Applications open on June 1.

How to Apply

Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following materials by July 24:

  • EC Summary Sheet and Disclosure Statement (Contact Tracy Bennett for these documents)
  • Letter of interest addressed to the Search Committee
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of Educational Leadership Philosophy
  • A list of five or more references with contact information (including phone numbers and e-mail addresses)

Candidates are encouraged to reach out to Tracy with questions or for more information.

Application materials are to be sent electronically via email to:

Tracy Bennett, Partner, Educators Collaborative, LLC,

425-466-4748 –

Listing Date: May 15, 2023