Head of School

St. John's Parish Day School
Ellicott City, MD United States

St. John’s Parish Day School seeks a dynamic Head of School to lead its dedicated faculty and vibrant student body in a loving, respectful environment where every child is valued and nurtured. They will join a premier academic, coeducational Episcopal school for 3-year-old through Grade 5 students, a dynamic and inclusive community that values diversity, boasts a robust STEM program, offers comprehensive language instruction from an early age, and emphasizes global studies and outreach.

St. John’s Parish Day School (SJPDS) is a mission of St. John’s Episcopal Church and has been educating children in the Episcopal tradition since 1965. The school cherishes diversity as a cornerstone of its community, fostering an inclusive environment where every student’s unique background and perspectives are celebrated. Teachers empower students to explore, question, and develop their own beliefs while respecting those of others. Rooted in Episcopal traditions of compassion and service, students develop a sense of empathy and social responsibility, preparing them to thrive in a diverse and interconnected world.

St. John’s academic philosophy emphasizes excellence through Episcopal education and high academic standards, encouraging students to embrace challenges and develop a wide range of skills. Teachers and administrators foster a caring culture using Responsive Classroom techniques, teaching children to care for themselves, each other, and their environment. All students, including preschoolers, benefit from specialist instruction in various disciplines and engage in real-world learning opportunities, enhancing their sense of wonder and discovery. Signature features of the curriculum include a STEM room, outdoor classroom, early introduction to foreign languages, daily chapel, and international sister school relationships.

To read more about this special opportunity, we invite you to view the Position Profile linked here.

Contact Information

St. John’s Parish Day School has retained ST Search and Consulting to lead this process.

For consideration, candidates should submit applications to ST Search at SouthernTeachers.com, along with a current resume and a cover letter explaining their interest in and qualifications for this leadership position.

Questions may be directed to Mr. Jamie Estes at Jamie.Estes@SouthernTeachers.com or 434-295-9122.

Please do not contact the school.

Initial interviews with the consultant at ST will be ongoing.

The new Head of School will begin work July 2025.