Head of School
Start Date: July 1, 2025

Coed, Preschool, Elementary and IB Middle School

Grades PS – 8

Independent Day School, 300 Students

4820 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO

Educators Collaborative is pleased to assist Boulder Country Day School (BCD) in its search for its next Head of School to begin July 1, 2025. This is a fantastic opportunity for a leader who finds purpose in Preschool-8th grade education at a well established school in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

The School

Since its founding in 1988, and then securing its 5.5 acre campus in 1998, Boulder Country Day School has built a strong reputation by emphasizing community, an engaging curriculum, a comprehensive social and emotional learning program, and small class sizes. The school is committed to nurturing a diverse community of learners, and inspires lifelong learning through a balanced and differentiated curriculum. The school prides itself on employing a remarkable faculty and staff. Not only are they experts in their fields, but they come to school each day with optimism and enthusiasm for education. The school hires and retains faculty members who are devoted to professional growth and welcome taking on new challenges.

In May, BCD will unveil its new mission, vision and values and multi-year strategic plan. After conducting a comprehensive and inclusive community-wide process that identified the school’s core strengths and areas of opportunity, the school is excited about its future. More details about the mission, vision and values and the strategic direction of the school will be available mid-May.

The Program

BCD’s Preschool begins with children as young as 2-and-a-half years old. The experience is predicated on the belief that learning lives in the heart and mind. It centers on the core principles of teaching independence and interdependence, communication, inquiry, and healthy living and physical well being. In addition to the regular classroom curriculum and learning experiences, Boulder Country Day’s preschool program incorporates a “Specials” curriculum that includes instruction in world language (French and Spanish), movement, music, and library. In addition, all children participate in regular cooking classes and the Pre-Kindergarten students also engage in art and STEM focused classes.

BCD’s Elementary School fosters engagement, resilience and joyful learning in a challenging yet supportive environment. The commitment to small class sizes (maximum of 18) ensures that teachers truly know and meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of each student. The faculty prides themselves in being current with research-based instructional theory and practice. The Learning Center staff partners closely with elementary classroom teachers to support the diverse learning styles of the students by using a variety of grouping strategies for teaching math and language arts. The elementary school integrates Responsive Classroom, Kid Power and Learning for Justice’s Social Justice Standards into each classroom to ensure a robust learning experience.

Elementary students participate in musical performances, plays, and assemblies held throughout the school year. Each student can expect to be on stage performing several times during the year. Each grade takes part in a musical performance where music teachers collaborate with homeroom teachers to prepare the events. Parents/Guardians are always welcome. BCD’s Elementary School is a place of incredible discovery, connection, and joy.

In addition to the core subjects of language arts, mathematics, and social studies taught by the homeroom teacher, elementary students also receive instruction in innovation/design, art, science lab, library, physical education, music, band, and world language. Students take both French and Spanish from Kindergarten through 5th grade.

BCD’s Middle School offers an innovative and engaging curriculum that balances meaningful inquiry into core academic subjects with in-depth pursuit of students’ interests in the arts, physical and health education, and design/technology. The program presents students with age-appropriate challenges in a nurturing environment that cultivates independence of thought, habit, and mind.

BCD’s Middle School program not only meets the diverse needs of its students during these critical middle years, but also provides excellent preparation for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate high school programs.

Knowing that the world needs well-rounded learners, the Middle School also invites students to explore competitive athletics, leadership opportunities such as student government, travel opportunities, and an expansive Exploratories curriculum featuring a wide array of electives to round out their development as citizens of our community and the world.

The Boulder Country Day Middle School is an authorized International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. The IB Middle Years Program (MYP) emphasizes intellectual challenge and encourages students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world. The IB program fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding, and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.

The Campus

Nestled in the Gunbarrel neighborhood of Boulder, BCD’s 5.5 acre campus abuts Boulder County’s Twin Lakes park, a haven for wetlands wildlife and crisscrossed by bike and pedestrian trails. The campus was designed with the specific needs of BCD’s students in mind. Each division (Preschool, Elementary, and Middle) is housed in its own building, and the school constructed flexible common spaces knowing that children’s needs change as they grow. A brand new Commons Building was added to the campus in 2024 and will open during the 2024-2025 school year to serve healthy lunches to students, faculty, and staff. The Commons Building also houses innovation and art studio spaces as well as an outdoor classroom/amphitheater for community gatherings.

Boulder, CO is a premier city for recreation, art and culture. It is known as the perfect balance of urban and outdoors, with Denver only 40 minutes away. Boulder is also home to the University of Colorado, Boulder, a well known research university with an undergraduate population of 32,000 students. In addition, Boulder is close to world class skiing, mountain biking and hiking trails.

Boulder Country Day School is a fully accredited member of and an active participant in the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS), holds an authorization from the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IM MYP) and is a member of (NAIS) the National Association of Independent Schools.

Non Discrimination Policy

Boulder Country Day School celebrates, honors, and appreciates all forms of diversity in an environment of inclusivity. Individual differences are highly regarded, nurturing the human dignity of each member of their community. Their intentional work to embrace and understand the value of diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice affords the freedom for all members of the school community to flourish as unique, confident, compassionate, and ethical individuals. Boulder Country Day does not discriminate against any employee, student, applicant for employment, or applicant for admission on the basis of age, disability, culture, ethnic origin, nationality, race, color, religion, creed, family, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, military service, socioeconomic status or any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local law.

A comprehensive Opportunity and Position Statement will be available in late May/early June.

Applications are due by July 15, 2024.

Application Materials Requested

We encourage a preliminary conversation with Joan Beauregard and/or Eric Temple (see below) to learn more about this exceptional opportunity. Those interested are asked to submit these materials, in the order listed, in a Single Merged Document:

  • EC Candidate Summary Sheet (contact consultants, Joan and Eric, for this document) 
  • Letter of Interest addressed to the Search Committee 
  • Current résumé 
  • Statement of Educational Leadership
  • A list of five or more references with contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) 
  • EC Disclosure Form (contact consultants below for this document)

If interested please contact:

Joan Beauregard, Educators Collaborative


(206) 851-6616

Eric Temple, Educators Collaborative



Compensation and benefits are competitive, with an anticipated salary range of $225,000 to $300,000.

Listing Date: May 8, 2024