Assistant Head of School for Academics

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
Assistant / Associate Head
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
Teaching and Learning

Please download the opportunity statement, which contains information on Phillips Brooks School and the position, as well as required application materials to prepare in advance.  All applications must be submitted online. Please review the How to Apply section below for further application instructions.  Applications submitted by September 24, 2021 will receive priority review.


Phillips Brooks School (PBS) is conducting a search for its most-senior academic and pedagogical leader. The school welcomes applications from accomplished educators who want to take PBS to greater heights of academic excellence and instructional practice.

This new role comes at an important inflection point for PBS and other independent schools. Since March 2020, teachers and learners have been required to use new learning models and modalities of instruction. PBS has been successful educating its students during the pandemic thanks to the inventor’s mindset that is part of its academic culture: Drawing on faculty expertise, finding creative ways to deliver the curriculum, and developing strategies to support an on-campus program and a distance learning program. The 2021-2022 school year requires further creativity as schools educate students in the next phase of COVID. PBS remains on a strong footing to realize its dual goal of offering a premier academic program and intentionally teaching essential social-emotional skills required for student resilience and learning independence.

PBS views this time in its history as a transformative opportunity. The school is poised to leverage its strengths and build an ambitious and aspirational future. As a top-notch elementary school, PBS wants to be an educational model that other schools look to for inspiration. The PBS community looks forward to welcoming its new senior leader to achieve this exciting future. Reporting to the head of school, the AHoS will lead the academic program; oversee school-wide instructional practices; recruit, evaluate, and retain a talented faculty; drive academic strategy; and be the leadership thought-partner that puts PBS’s academic program into the center of overall institutional strategy. This position will be an essential member of the administrative team, oversee daily academic operations, and lead the faculty. PBS is excited to onboard this new position on July 1, 2022, or earlier by mutual agreement.

Key dates:

  • Job Posted: August 15, 2021
  • Priority Review Deadline: September 24, 2021
  • On-Site Final Round: Mid-October
  • Start Date: July 1, 2022 (or earlier by mutual agreement)

How to Apply

  1. If you have not done so already, download the opportuntiy statement.
  2. Prepare your application materials, which are described on the last page of the opportunity statement.  Please note: this application requires preparing three documents, but the online system by default asks for four documents.  When you login to the application portal to complete your application, simply upload one of your documents twice.  Thank you in advance for your understanding.
  3. Click on Apply Now, which will take you to our application portal on Ed Tech Recruiting, where all applications will be processed.
  4. Follow the instructions on that application portal page to upload your documents.
  5. Applications submitted by September 24, 2021 will receive priority review.

You will now be directed to our partner website, Ed Tech Recruiting, where you can login (or create a new account), and submit an online application.