Founded in 1938, Miami Country Day School was a residential boarding school for boys Kindergarten through eighth grade. Country Day has evolved remarkably over the past 80 years, pioneering the education of the whole child. The school is now a coeducational, nonprofit, interdenominational learning community with approximately 1350 students in Pre-Kindergarten 3 through Grade 12 representing over 40 countries. MCDS is one of the most international day schools in the country.
Students are exposed to culture and expression through the arts, leadership and teamwork through athletics, compassion and humility through service, and intellectual thought and curiosity through an outcomes based and student-centered curriculum. At Miami Country Day School children are prepared for college and for life by embracing four core values: honor, respect, wisdom and compassion.
About the Position:
The Lower School Director will report to the newly appointed Head of School and will be an integral member of the all-school administrative team. The Lower School Director is responsible for all aspects of the PreK3 through grade 5 program that serves 485 students with an expert faculty and staff of 50.
How to Apply
Mary Seppala and Doug Jennings of Educators’ Collaborative are assisting the school in this search. Interested and qualified candidates should contact the consultants directly. Submit applications electronically in a SINGLE MERGED PDF and include the following: EC Candidate Summary (we will send this to you); A cover letter addressed to the Search Committee; Resume; Statement of leadership philosophy; and five references with contact e-mail and telephone. Submit completed dossier to: Dougjennings2249@gmail.com or Maryseppala@gmail.com.
Miami Country Day School is an independent, college-preparatory, day school founded in 1938, dedicated to the development of The Whole Child. The school is committed to providing a uniquely diverse and enriching educational experience that is designed to prepare each student for success in college and to make a difference in life. In rigorous pursuit of excellence, Miami Country Day School provides a caring learning community focused on unleashing the potential of every student, every day.
Location: 601 Northeast 107 Street, Miami, FL 33161
Our Students & Faculty: 900 students representing diverse backgrounds and cultures; Lower School, PreK3 through 5th grade; Middle School, 6th through 8th grade; Upper School, 9th through 12th grade; 123 full-time faculty, 56% hold advanced degrees; 21% represents over thirty-two countries