Why Retain the CS&A Search Group?

We believe our reputation for excellence and position of industry leadership for the past 40 years are your competitive advantage. Our searches have resulted in the appointment of more independent school heads — domestically and internationally — than any other firm in the country. We know where to find school leaders of today and future leaders to come.

Understanding Needs

Every search is unique. Knowing each school and educational organization has a special identity and culture, we work to translate needs and objectives into a leadership profile that achieves success.

Expansive Reach

Our Search Group draws on its connections in the world of education and nonprofits, as well as on CS&A’s extensive resources and vast network. For us, every search is a global search.

Commitment and Credibility

Our Consultants are highly experienced and dedicated professionals who know schools intimately and work tirelessly on their behalf. Most come from backgrounds in independent schools and other institutions.

Collaborative Practice

Our clients benefit from the support of our entire Search Group. All of our Consultants constantly share their insights and leads with each other, representing an unparalleled breadth and depth of resources.

Customized Search Process

We help you structure and pace a search process that balances your specific needs for efficiency and clarity of outcomes with an appropriate level of stakeholder participation, managing the search effectively and optimizing success.

Transition Support

The selection of a new leader is not a finale, but an inflection point. Our search services include planning support and tools that ensure an effective leadership transition at no extra cost.

Commitment to Diversity

CS&A’s commitment to equity and inclusion surfaces in our team’s dedication to consistently increasing diversity in schools and colleges by providing access to a multifaceted candidate pool.

Our Bottom Line

Our unparalleled, in-depth knowledge of schools and candidates enables us to help shape and lead the transition process, then present dynamic, talented candidates who meet the specific needs of each institution.

Search Chair, Virginia
It has been a true privilege to have CS&A run our Head of School search. From the very first meeting, we always felt that our search was your top priority. We continue to be impressed and amazed by the immediate responses and personalized attention that you provide. Without CS&A, we would never have had access to that amazing array of highly accomplished candidates.
Search Chair, Virginia

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