Head of School
Start Date: July 1, 2025

Grades: Preschool and Bilingual K-5 School

French Immersion Preschool and Bilingual K-5 School 

Enrollment: approximately 84 Students

18560 1st Avenue NE. Wing F Shoreline, WA

Just ten short years ago, in the fall of 2013, the North Seattle French School opened its doors to 12 kindergarten students in one classroom and has grown by one grade each year while also adding a preschool class. The international community of families hail from many different countries and languages and are bonded by a common desire to foster a sense of global citizenship in their children. Some are French speakers who seek to retain their heritage and others come to NSFS believing in the benefits of a bilingual education and wanting this for their children. All support a school that embodies the best for their children; an inquiry driven curriculum that combines with the internationally recognized program of the French Ministry of Education with the best of US teaching styles emphasizing creativity and critical thinking. The bilingual curriculum designed to address the Washington State common core standards and the internationally recognized French curriculum enable the graduates of NSFS to successfully transition into a French school, one of the local independent schools, or one of the local public middle schools.

North Seattle French School is a candidate member of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, (NWAIS), an approved private school by the Washington State Board of Education and a member of the Washington Federation of Independent Schools.

The Mission

Our mission is to cultivate a community of globally minded independent thinkers through bilingual education.


  • Global Perspective
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Engaged Community of Families
  • Integrated Curriculum
  • Social-Emotional Development

The Location

North Seattle French School is located in Shoreline, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. Shoreline is about 10 miles north of downtown Seattle and just south of the border of Snohomish County. Shoreline got its name because the public school district spans from “Shore to Shore” between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. Shoreline, with its many charming neighborhoods and 25 parks of over 300 acres, is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

The Position

The next Head of School will work closely with the Board of Trustees to develop North Seattle French School’s long-term strategy and fulfill its vision for the future. They will be a strategic and creative entrepreneurial leader who will lead and partner with the faculty to further strengthen the educational program and operational structure, build upon the school’s strong foundations and grow the school. The successful candidate will be an experienced independent school educator who enthusiastically embraces the mission and values of the North Seattle French School and its educational model. Skills and attitudes of the Head will include the following: likes working in a multicultural environment; is a team player; has excellent interpersonal skills; is resourceful, well-organized and comfortable – if not proficient – in French and English.

The Search Committee expects to complete the search and will name the new Head of School in the Fall of 2024.

View the Leadership Opportunity Statement here.

Competitive Compensation

This is a full-time, salaried position, benefits-eligible contract. Based on qualifications and prior experience this position offers a salary range between $120,000 and $140,000 annually. The benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, professional development support and a matching contribution to a 403(b) retirement plan.

Nondiscrimination Policy

North Seattle French School strives to provide all teachers and staff in their community with an environment in which they feel welcome, respected, heard, and represented, regardless of their appearance, gender, race, sexuality, cultural background, socio-economic status, faith, ability, or identities.

How to Apply

Interested candidates will submit one PDF file that includes the following:

  • EC Candidate Summary Sheet (contact Joan Beauregard for the 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 Joan Beauregard for the document)
  • Up to three letters of reference (optional)

The application packet should be submitted to:

Joan Beauregard, Partner, Educators Collaborative,

Application deadline: July 29, 2024

Listing Date: April 12, 2024