Head of School
Start Date: July 1, 2023
Coed Day School Age 3 – 8th Grade
430 Students
1300 Paper Mill Road, Newark, DE

The Independence School - Mission

The Independence School inspires students to become independent, intellectually curious individuals who possess an exceptional spirit for learning, leadership, and citizenship

The Independence School - Core Values

Respect, Responsibility, Integrity

The Independence School

The Independence School is an independent, coeducational day school for preschool (age 3) through eighth grade. “Indy” provides an extraordinarily strong academic foundation and is dedicated to teaching the whole child, focusing on the emotional and physical needs of each student. The school celebrates each student as an individual and is a community committed to developing a culture of respect, understanding, compassion, and collaboration.

An Independence graduate reflects the mission of the school and will demonstrate independence, intellectual curiosity, and a true spirit for life-long learning and leadership.  Graduates will be positive members of their local and global communities.

About the School

Renowned for its curriculum, dedicated faculty, and well-rounded program, Independence is where students gain the best possible foundation for school and life. Arts and athletics, citizenship and character development and a school-wide outdoor program are among the hallmarks of the Independence experience. Graduates are prepared to have challenging and fulfilling high school experiences and to become caring, committed, and effective citizens of the world. The Independence School seeks a dynamic, innovative, committed, and talented head to reinforce and grow a diverse and welcoming community where students are motivated to dream big and achieve in and out of the classroom.

Independence is situated on 90 acres in the Pike Creek Valley, with easy access to Wilmington, Newark, and Hockessin, as well as nearby Maryland and Pennsylvania communities. The school community is diverse and dedicated to educating and developing fine citizens for the future.

The Independence School is accredited by the Middle States Association and is a member of the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS), Delaware Association of Independent School (DAIS), National Business Officers Association (NBOA), and National Association of Independence Schools (NAIS)

About the Position

The Board of Trustees has launched a comprehensive search for the next Head of School for The Independence School. The campus is located in the Pike Creek Valley just a few miles from Downtown Wilmington and about 30 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport. The Board is seeking a caring, dynamic, and innovative educational leader for a position to begin in July 2023.

Application Materials Requested

Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following materials in a Single Merged Document no later than July 22, 2022:
  • EC Candidate Summary Sheet (contact Joan Beauregard and/or Steve Piltch for the document)
  • Letter of Interest addressed to the Search Committee
  • Current résumé
  • Statement of Educational Philosophy
  • A list of five or more references with contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses)
  • Up to three letters of reference (optional)
  • Educators Collaborative Disclosure Form (contact Joan Beauregard and/or Steve Piltch for the document)

Please email any inquiries or expressions of interest to:

Joan Beauregard, Partner, Educators Collaborative, LLC
(email:,, 206-851-6616)

Steve Piltch, Partner, Educators Collaborative, LLC
(email:,, 484-614-6996)

Listing Date: May 18, 2022