Japhet School

National School of Character


Preschool - 8th Grade

Preschool - 8th Grade

Information About Head Position

Japhet School — an independent school serving 70 students Pre-8th in Clawson, Michigan — seeks its next Head of School to start June 2018. Japhet is a leader with its award-winning Character Education curriculum and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • direct and prescribe the course of study
  • handle all matters regarding employment
  • assist with student recruitment (led by Admissions/Marketing staff), as well as discipline and discharge
  • manage the financial affairs of the School (supported by Business Office staff)
  • direct development efforts to cultivate and effect generous support for the School
  • plan for Japhet’s future in partnership with the Board of Trustees
  • ensure that Japhet School complies with all applicable local state and federal laws and regulations
  • maintain good community relations

Desired qualifications include:

  • leadership style that is community-minded, respectful, and inclusive; one that is warm, approachable, and accessible to students, parents, faculty, staff, trustees, and community members
  • effective communication skills with faculty, staff, parents, students, trustees, and community members
  • comfort in serving as a public figure and spokesperson of the school
  • marketing, financial, and fundraising interest and experience

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree (MA) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • outstanding moral character
  • membership in The Mother Church, First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston
  • active membership in Branch or Society of The Mother Church
  • class-taught by authorized teacher of Christian Science

Interested candidates: e-mail Frank Edwards, Search Committee Chairman, at japhet@japhetschool.org to receive an informational package.


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Japhet School's mission is to nurture and prepare each child for life by integrating character education with a strong academic program.

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