Head of School
Start Date: July 1, 2025
K-8, Coed, Day
250 Students
5901 Westchester Park Drive, College Park, MD

Position Statement

Friends Community School, a Quaker school grounded in Progressive Education, sits on a charming 22 acres in College Park, MD. The School draws from over a dozen zip codes and is fully enrolled.  The next Head of School will join a three decades old community that is one of three Quaker schools serving the Metro DC area. Hallmarks of the school include: significant diversity in the student body and faculty; stewardship of the environment; solid financial footing; and a talented, dedicated faculty and administrative team.  As the intellectual, interpersonal, and administrative leader for FCS, the Head is responsible for modeling the school’s values and managing all aspects of the school, including the academic program, operations, and financial health, as well as external relations and fundraising. The next Head will work closely with the Board to fully develop and implement the school’s strategic plan and campus master plan.

Search Calendar

The search is beginning in April, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled (anticipated late fall 2024). Interested candidates should submit a complete dossier to one of the EC consultants listed below.

Application Materials Requested

  • Candidate Summary (complete form at link)
  • Letter of interest to the Friends School Community Search Committee
  • CV
  • Leadership Statement
  • Five references with email and phone contact

Direct inquiries, applications, and nominations to either:   

Andre’ Withers, EC Consultant,

Doug Jennings, EC Consultant,

Listing Date: April 19, 2024