625 Magnolia Lane
Columbus, MS 39705


Head of School Opportunity

At A Glance    

Founded: 1964

Total Enrollment: 454

Grade: Prek-12

Total Faculty: 55

Student/ Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Campus: 22 acres

County Population: 58,879

Accreditation: SAIS, MAIS, Cognia


Points of Interest

Voted best private school in Golden Triangle 14 years running
6, 441 hours of community servvice by the Class of 2021
$3.1 million is scholarships offered to the Class of 2021
100% college acceptance rate
33 athletic teams in 13 sports
30 hours of dual-credit college course work offered
STEM Entrepreneurial Mindset
Technology rich campus


Heritage Academy is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational college preparatory school that inspires, challenges and motivates its students as it prepares them for college and life. The school is seeking an innovative and exceptional individual with a deep commitment to advancing the educational experience of all students. The head of school will act as the academic and administrative leader of the lower and upper schools (PreK-12) and report to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will be a confident decision maker focusing on future growth and success while nurturing the vital relationships between and within the school, its families, and the community. He or she must have a thorough understanding of and experience in budgets, financial management, marketing, accreditation and curriculum as well as the ability to manage day-to-day operations including academic as well as athletic and extra-curricular activities. The head of school will be an excellent communicator skilled at motivating staff and students in every aspect of the educational setting and fostering the collaboration needed to achieve the overall mission.


  • Master’s degree or higher in education or related field 
  • Minimum of 3 years of administrative experience 
  • Current licensure in education administration
  • 5 years minimum successful teaching experience 
  • Exceptional non-traditional candidates may be considered


Please do not contact the school directly. Candidates for the Head of School position should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in and qualifications for this leadership position along with a current resume and at least 3professional references to: haheadsearch@gmail.com

The search will continue until the position is filled. For strongest consideration, apply by March 15, 2022. The preferred start date will be June 1, 2022, but no later than July 1, 2022.