Our Search Committee shares with The Country School community the results of its anonymous Head of School Search Survey.
Dear TCS Community,
Below are the results from The Country School’s “Head of School Search” survey. To the 247 anonymous participants, thank you for your participation, the sharing of your thoughts, and the high level of engagement! Reassuringly, there was a high degree of consistency in responses across the types of participants which also is reflected in the aggregate results. Broadly, the results reveal that the participants value the quality of our faculty, our academic emphasis, and our school community. In the new Head of School, they would like to see an experienced and capable leader who can continue to both communicate a vision for, as well as build, a tight-knit, collaborative, and successful academic community.
Please recall, the survey responses were anonymous, and the participation rate was high with over 247 individual participants. Of note, participants self-identified their relationship to the school. For example, a teacher or alumnus with an enrolled student may have identified their primary relationship as teacher, parent, or alumnus.
Thank you again for your input and engagement!
Primary relationship to the school: (survey participants self-identified)
Friend of School
Which 3 phrases best describe what you value about the school?
Small class size and student to teacher ratio
Committed teaching staff
School’s sense of community
Which 3 following areas should be priorities for the next Head of School?
Recruiting, retaining, and compensating high-quality faculty
Enhancing academic excellence
Balancing enrollment numbers with high admissions standards
Which 3 professional experiences are MOST important for the new Head?
Leadership/management experience in a school
Which 3 characteristics/qualities would be MOST important for the ideal Head?
Strong leadership skills
Relatable; connects with students, families, staff
The Country School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational, admission, and employment policies, or its financial aid, athletic, and other school administered programs.