The Scarsdale Board of Education seeks an outstanding educational leader to serve as Superintendent of Schools beginning July 1, 2023.
The Scarsdale Public Schools are located in Scarsdale, NY, a suburb north of New York City. The District enrollment is approximately 4,500 students in grades K-12. The District consists of a high school (grades 9-12, approximately 1,450 students), a middle school (grades 6-8, approximately 1,100 students), and five neighborhood elementary schools (grades K-5, approximately 2,000 students). The District budget is currently approximately $173 million.
The District has approximately 500 certified faculty members and approximately 160 additional non-certified staff members. The District also employs approximately 300 part-time staff, including aides who serve in both classroom and support roles.
Many residents are professionals and business executives who consistently demonstrate strong support for the educational system. Students in the district come from diverse backgrounds, including many international families who reside in the District. Scarsdale Schools benefit from robust partnerships with parents, community members and local groups such as the Parent Teacher Association.
The Scarsdale School District is consistently recognized as one of the highest performing public school districts and an educational leader nationwide. In addition to strong academic performance, students across all grades engage in thoughtful research, writing, and other work both within classes and as part of extracurricular activities. The District provides a level of excellence, meeting all students’ needs and helping them pursue their passions. Staffing within the District is guided by core educational principles at each level: at the elementary level, class sizes are kept small; at the middle school, staffing supports the house system; and at the high school, student choice and differentiated schedules are a core focus.
Scarsdale fosters and implements innovative approaches to public education that have resulted in an environment that supports the students, faculty and staff, administration, and broader school community. Life-long learning is actively encouraged for faculty, staff, and administrators through the Scarsdale Teachers Institute, the Center for Innovation, and other opportunities for continued education and professional development. Scarsdale has opted to pursue advanced level courses for select students through the AT (Advanced Topic) vs AP format in order to provide additional opportunities for differentiation in the curriculum. In addition, Scarsdale teachers are encouraged to have a high degree of autonomy in terms of teaching style and the district has a successful record of attracting exceptionally talented teachers, professional staff and administrators.
A classical education in the progressive tradition has been, and continues to be, the hallmark of a Scarsdale education. It honors the academic disciplines and individual departments: English, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, World Languages, Art and Music. This is coupled with progressive practices that embrace the holistic intellectual, emotional, and physical development of children and youth. This approach serves to develop students who are confident and capable and who become informed and contributing members of society.
The Board and District are committed to creating and maintaining a positive and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, staff and other members of the school community, especially those currently and historically marginalized. The District offers a broad range of special education services, both mandated and discretionary, to provide students an education best suited to their needs and learning styles.
Scarsdale is recognized for academic quality. At the same time the schools value and provide opportunities for service. We want our students and our graduates to make positive contributions to others and to their world, and embody the principle of our district’s motto, Non Sibi, “not for one’s self alone”.
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