Head of School
Start Date: July 1, 2024
Coed, Day School
Grades Pre-K – 8 with 74 students
Tacoma, WA

Mission of Seabury School

We challenge gifted children in a community that cherishes each individual and fosters a love of learning, discovery and creativity.

About the School

Seabury is the only independent school in the South Puget Sound area with programs specifically designed for gifted students in Pre-K through 8th Grade. The school focuses on the whole child – intellectual, social, emotional and development. Seabury nurtures the curiosity of the children, helping them pursue their passions and allowing their readiness and interests guide the pace and depth of their learning. Seabury School offers highly capable students an engaging educational experience in a community that “gets” them.

Seabury’s small class sizes allow the teachers to differentiate instruction to develop each child’s individual talents and strengths. As students socialize with their intellectual peers they learn to problem solve and explore independently and in partnership with others.

Seabury School is one of three Tacoma-area schools accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS). 

Two Campuses - One School

The lower school campus, which serves Pre-K to 5th grade, is located in Browns Point in Northeast Tacoma and the middle school campus, which serves 6th grade to 8th grade, is located in the historic Knights Of Pythias building in downtown Tacoma’s theater district.

Browns Point is known for its breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains and Commencement Bay. In addition to the natural beauty of its surroundings Browns Point is a suburban community which offers a blend of urban amenities and easy access to the Port and Downtown Tacoma, a 15 to 20 minute drive.

In the heart of Tacoma, the Theater District, is a beautiful area that allows for student involvement with local arts, political and community organizations. Students are able to walk or take public transportation to engage in projects such as painting murals with Spaceworks and meeting with the Mayor in their office to engage in urban planning conversations.

Commuting to Seattle from Tacoma by train is about an hour ride.

About the Position

The Board of Directors of Seabury School seeks an experienced leader who will fully embrace the school’s mission and bring the skills and passion needed to lead a community dedicated to educating the gifted student. Seabury School’s next Head of School will enjoy networking and community engagement and have the capacity and initiative to work collaboratively to enable the community to realize its vision and future. Key attributes include a deep commitment to and experience in the field of gifted education, an understanding and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the ability to facilitate inclusive dialogue and build trust.

Seabury School is committed to diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation or physical disabilities.

How To Apply

Applications for this opportunity are open.

Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following materials by August 22, 2023:

  • EC Summary Sheet and Disclosure Form (contact Joan Beauregard for the 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 (name, relationship to candidate, phone and email address)

Please address any inquiries or expressions of interest to:

Joan Beauregard, Partner, Educators Collaborative, LLC,

Candidates are encouraged to speak personally with
Joan Beauregard

Listing Date: June 30, 2023