We Value Your Thoughts!

The search committee welcomes your ideas and invites you to share them with us over the coming months. Contact

Current Parent

“Compass has turned out to be a good place for [my son] to feel emotionally safe and available to learn. I think the best thing about Compass is the number of talented teachers.”

Current Parent

“It is very difficult to find a program for a child, who needs some extra help and support, a child, who is learning at a pace different from regular peers. The first time I visited Compass High School I was not only impressed, I was shocked, in a good way!...

Current Parent

“There is a very high level of individualization, school truly “teaches each and every child”

Current Parent

“Different methods, tools, technology, are used to accommodate kids with different learning challenges and learning styles.”

Compass High Student

“The most impactful part of Compass are the small classes and really being able to connect with the teachers. I feel comfortable making a mistake because my teacher’s know it is a part of the learning process.”

Compass High Student

”Teachers will work with us instead of giving up on us.”

Head of School Search

Compass Announces Mark Kushner as Interim Head of School

Compass High School’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that, after a comprehensive search, we are welcoming Mark Kushner as the Interim Head of School.

“The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that Mark will be joining us. He is widely known as an energetic and passionate school leader” said Mark Harrington, Board Chair. “He has proven ability in developing and deploying academic programs, engaging active parent associations and creating supportive relationships with other schools and advisors who can further the mission of the school.”

Mark is a frequent instructor and guest lecturer at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. Prior to Compass, he was Head of School at the Tahoe Expedition Academy. Before that, he spent over 10 years at Leadership Public Schools, overseeing their growth in the Bay area.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Compass team,” said Mark Kushner. “Compass’ individualized and growth-focused curriculum helps open the door to college for students who need a unique program to meet their educational potential. I am excited to be working with the school to help expand their unique and worthwhile mission.”

Mark holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University, Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law and a B.A. degree in English Literature from Wesleyan University.

Please join us in welcoming Mark as a new and integral part of our Compass community.

Letter from Mark Harrington

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Kushner as Interim Head of School for Compass High School effective July 1, 2018. After a thorough and open search, Mark’s years of experience, life-long passion for education and his...

read more

Letter from Mark Kushner

I am honored to be serving this next school year as Interim Head of School of Compass. What a wonderful community! From the committed search committee and board, to the caring and talented staff, to the inquisitive parents and the refreshingly open students, I was...

read more

Head of School Search

Compass Announces Mark Kushner as Interim Head of School

Compass High School’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that, after a comprehensive search, we are welcoming Mark Kushner as the Interim Head of School.

“The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that Mark will be joining us. He is widely known as an energetic and passionate school leader” said Mark Harrington, Board Chair. “He has proven ability in developing and deploying academic programs, engaging active parent associations and creating supportive relationships with other schools and advisors who can further the mission of the school.”

Mark is a frequent instructor and guest lecturer at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. Prior to Compass, he was Head of School at the Tahoe Expedition Academy. Before that, he spent over 10 years at Leadership Public Schools, overseeing their growth in the Bay area.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Compass team,” said Mark Kushner. “Compass’ individualized and growth-focused curriculum helps open the door to college for students who need a unique program to meet their educational potential. I am excited to be working with the school to help expand their unique and worthwhile mission.”

Mark holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University, Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law and a B.A. degree in English Literature from Wesleyan University.

Please join us in welcoming Mark as a new and integral part of our Compass community.

Letter from Mark Harrington

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Kushner as Interim Head of School for Compass High School effective July 1, 2018. After a thorough and open search, Mark’s years of experience, life-long passion for education and his...

read more

Letter from Mark Kushner

I am honored to be serving this next school year as Interim Head of School of Compass. What a wonderful community! From the committed search committee and board, to the caring and talented staff, to the inquisitive parents and the refreshingly open students, I was...

read more

We Value Your Thoughts!

The search committee welcomes your ideas and invites you to share them with us over the coming months. Contact

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Current Parent

“Compass has turned out to be a good place for [my son] to feel emotionally safe and available to learn. I think the best thing about Compass is the number of talented teachers.”

Current Parent

“It is very difficult to find a program for a child, who needs some extra help and support, a child, who is learning at a pace different from regular peers. The first time I visited Compass High School I was not only impressed, I was shocked, in a good way!...

Current Parent

“There is a very high level of individualization, school truly “teaches each and every child”

Current Parent

“Different methods, tools, technology, are used to accommodate kids with different learning challenges and learning styles.”

Compass High Student

“The most impactful part of Compass are the small classes and really being able to connect with the teachers. I feel comfortable making a mistake because my teacher’s know it is a part of the learning process.”

Compass High Student

”Teachers will work with us instead of giving up on us.”

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