Head of School

Clapham School
March 26, 2021
335 E Seminary Ave, Wheaton, IL
Job Type


Located in the heart of Wheaton, Illinois, Clapham School is a classical Christian school serving 122 students in grades PreK through 12th. Celebrating its 15-year anniversary, Clapham is embarking on the process of identifying its next Head of School. As the only K-12 classical Christian school in the Wheaton area, the community sees great potential in Clapham’s future. Enrollment has remained stable over the last 5-6 years, somewhat constrained by the capacity of the current location on the College Church campus near Wheaton College. A larger space on the same campus has been generously offered by College Church, and 75% of the $1.75 million needed for the new buildout has already been raised. The Clapham Board plans to begin construction in March 2021 and move in by summer 2021. In this promising new space, the new Head of School will lead Clapham forward.

This leader will have a strong, positive foundation on which to build this future. In a recent survey, satisfaction levels and energy levels in the Clapman community were strong. On both missional progress and spiritual progress at the school, Clapham’s scores benchmarked “high” compared to other independent Christian schools around the country.

Clapham seeks a caring, servant leader who loves the Lord. This person should be joyful and able to connect with all types of kids. The Head should be gifted to bring out the best in others and be personally engaging with those in the school and the community.

With a current budget of $1.4 million, Clapham is seeking an experienced school leader who is gifted to
• lead strategic planning and vision casting for current and prospective parents and families
• recruit, develop, encourage and lead the best and brightest faculty and staff
• lead fundraising efforts to support faculty compensation, fund scholarships, and finish the facility expansion and improvement campaign, and
• champion the classical Christian distinctives of Clapham to the greater community.

Located 25 miles west of Chicago and home to Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois offers the benefits of life in a college town while only a 30-minute train ride from the third largest city in the United States.

For the full Opportunity Profile and Process of Candidacy (on the last page), see www.jobfitmatters.com/clapham.  

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