York House School (YHS) is one of Canada’s leading independent girls’ schools with a rich tradition of excellence in girls’ education stretching back 90 years. An inclusive, vibrant, and close-knit community of just over 670 girls, faculty and staff, parents, and generations of alumnae, we empower young women to become active global citizens with the courage to act on their beliefs and make a difference.


Our new Director of Senior School will join a flourishing organization on the cusp of an important new chapter in its evolution. Our new Head of School, Deryn Lavell, took up post in the summer 2022, and we are excited and ambitious for our future under her expert leadership. This is a wonderful opportunity to join our school community at a pivotal moment and to play a significant role in our strategic development. For individuals aspiring to headship, this post offers an excellent opportunity to develop as a leader in a highly successful, dynamic organization.


The successful candidate will bring a strong track record of inspiring and innovative leadership, the operational management skills to run a thriving senior school and the strategic capabilities to contribute to our continued success at the forefront of progressive girls’ education. A respected pedagogical leader, our new Director of Senior School will bring experience of developing high performing teams and collaborative skills to work effectively with and as part of the YHS Leadership Team. A passionate belief in the benefits of single sex education for girls is essential, as is the warmth, authenticity, care, and emotional intelligence to thrive in a small school community. 


To download further information on the role to apply, please visit: quoting reference 6447. The deadline for applications is 08:00 PDT on Thursday, 30 March 2023. 


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