Head of School
Start Date: July 1, 2024
Co-ed Day School, Grades 5-12
196 Students
601 Park Avenue, Hoboken, New Jersey


The Hudson School provides intellectually inquisitive students in grades 5-12 with a rigorous and relevant college-preparatory education that inspires independent thinking and intellectual risk-taking. Our goal is to develop compassionate, responsible, principled citizens who are socially conscious and committed to lifelong learning and service. The school fosters an eclectic and supportive environment that challenges students and faculty to develop their passions and talents through a stimulating, balanced and creative interdisciplinary curriculum.

Core Values

Courage, Compassion and Commitment

About the School

Founded in 1978 as a middle school, The Hudson School of today serves 196 students in grades 5-12. Located in the heart of Hoboken, New Jersey, Hudson has experienced strong and stable leadership under the guiding hands of founding Head of School, Suellen Newman, who served for 37 years, and most recently, Paul Perkinson, who will embark on his eighth year as Head of School in the fall of 2023.

Since its founding, the school has been guided by the essential values of high ethical standards, respect for individual differences, concern for the environment and support for what is special in each student and in each teacher. The Hudson School is a learning community where individual talents can be shared and celebrated in a relaxed, non-competitive environment. The school’s small size and receptive staff provide opportunities for teachers to be creative, to collaborate and to experiment with curriculum design. There is a spirit of intellectual risk-taking for teachers and students as well as a continuous process of self-evaluation.

In recent years, the school’s reputation and financial health have continued to grow. Recent capital projects have expanded the school’s learning facilities and plans are in the works for the acquisition of additional property. The future of Hudson is very bright.

About the Position

The Hudson School Board of Trustees has launched a national search for the next Head of School who will assume responsibilities on July 1, 2024. The next Head of School will be an experienced independent school educator who has the background and demonstrated ability to embrace the mission and culture of the school, and the visionary capabilities and leadership skills to meet the school where it is today and continue to move Hudson forward.

Click here to view the Leadership Opportunity Statement.  You may read more about The Hudson School on the school’s website.

The Search Committee expects to complete the search by late fall, 2023. Interested candidates should submit their materials by August 20, 2023.

How to Apply

Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following materials to Marcus Hurlbut:

  • EC Candidate Summary Sheet
  • Letter of interest addressed to the Search Committee
  • Resume
  • Statement of educational leadership philosophy
  • A list of five or more professional references with contact information (including phone numbers and e-mail addresses)
  • Up to three letters of reference (optional)

Marcus Hurlbut, Partner, Educators Collaborative, LLC, mhurlbut@educatorscollaborative.com

Listing Date: June 6, 2023