Head of School
Start Date: July 1, 2023
Coed Day School Grades Pre-K – 12
465 Students
1295 Inman Avenue Edison, NJ


The Wardlaw + Hartridge School prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. We provide an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, rigorous inquiry, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.

About the School & Position

Wardlaw + Hartridge has enjoyed a long history of serving students and families in the greater NJ-NYC metropolitan area. An attractive, well-resourced campus is home to 475 day students in grades Pre-K through 12. The school’s reputation is built on a strong academic program and a wide array of activities that provide a solid, child-centered education. A sense of family is palpable and is built on the school’s core values of integrity, opportunity, support, diversity and community.

Wardlaw + Hartridge presents a unique leadership opportunity as a forward-looking school with a rich history of high standards and student achievement. The diversity of the student body is remarkable, and the dedication of faculty is applauded by all constituents. In brief, the school community has the key elements of a strong independent school serving the wants and needs of today’s students. The school’s challenges are not unlike those facing most independent schools, and the next leader will ideally bring a strong set of experience, skills and personal qualities.

View the full position description here.

Search Calendar

The search is beginning in April 2022 and will continue until the position is filled (anticipated late fall 2022).

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a complete dossier to one of the EC consultants.

Please submit the following in a single pdf:

  • EC Candidate Summary (request from search consultant)

  • Letter of interest to the Wardlaw Search Committee

  • CV

  • Leadership Statement

  • Five references with e-mail and phone contact

Please email any inquiries or expressions of interest to:

Doug Jennings, Partner, Educators Collaborative, LLC
(email: djennings@educatorscollaborative.com, 317-319-2936)

Mary Seppala, Partner, Educators Collaborative, LLC
(email: mseppala@educatorscollaborative.com, phone: 610-772-7625)

Nat Conard, Partner, Educators Collaborative, LLC
(email: nconard@educatorscollaborative.com, phone: 908-531-5183)

Listing Date: March 14, 2022