Located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, St. James Episcopal Day School (SJEDS) provides a warm, nurturing
environment and a developmentally focused curriculum to children from two years old through the fifth grade. Historic, architecturally significant buildings are home to SJEDS, a two-time U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon school winner and a School known for its innovation in combining a traditional education with advanced technology. A small student: teacher ratio and a warm, loving Christian environment provide the setting for meaningful academic and personal growth. Founded in 1948 as a Kindergarten, SJEDS was given official status by the Vestry of St. James Episcopal Church in 1951. Multiple generations continue to choose St. James primarily for three reasons: the rigorous curriculum, the warm and loving family environment, and the strong Christian foundation.
St. James Episcopal Day School seeks an inspirational and committed Head of School to begin July 2020. The ideal
candidate will foster the traditions, relationships, and practices that determine the School’s climate and culture.
The Head of School will lead all daily school operations including admissions, staff relations, and parent communication. The Head sets the tone and models the values of the School in interactions with students, families, staff and the community. It will be essential to continue the learning environment of SJEDS that is committed to a traditional curriculum, innovative teaching practices, integration of technology, and strong professional training and growth.
The Head of School is the sole employee of the Board of Trustees and reports to the Rector and Board. S/he leads an administrative team including the Assistant Head of School, Day School Chaplain, School Counselor, Director of Accounting, Director of Technology and Innovation, Director of Admissions, and Director of Development.