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 High School has recently begun a search for our next Head of School following the announcement that our Founding Director, Rachel Wylde, would be leaving at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. We are profoundly grateful to Rachel for her contributions to Compass over the past 5 years.

The Board of Directors has engaged the services of Resource Group 175 to conduct the search for our next Head of School. As valued members of our community, we will keep you informed of the steps being taken throughout this process with updates to this page.

Announcement from the Head of School

Dear Compass Community, I am writing to let you know that this will be my last year as Executive Director of Compass High School. I look forward to finishing this year with a strong team of faculty and educational leaders, completing the important milestone of WASC...

read more

Board Letter to Compass parents and friends

Dear Parents and Friends of Compass High School, By now you have heard the news that our Executive Director, Rachel Wylde, will be leaving us effective at the end of this academic year in June 2018. While we certainly understand her decision, we will miss her greatly....

read more

Compass High School search consultant announcement

Dear Compass Community, We would like to update you on our progress to date as we begin the search for our next Head of School. During the past month, we identified and met with several recruiting firms, all specializing in Head of School Searches. After interviewing...

read more

Head of School Position Announcement

This Headship calls to the progressive and forward-looking educator who wants to lead a young, mission-driven school that is poised for success in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more please click...

read more

Head of School Search

Compass High School has recently begun a search for our next Head of School following the announcement that our Founding Director, Rachel Wylde, would be leaving at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. We are profoundly grateful to Rachel for her contributions to Compass over the past 5 years.

The Board of Directors has engaged the services of Resource Group 175 to conduct the search for our next Head of School. As valued members of our community, we will keep you informed of the steps being taken throughout this process with updates to this page.

Announcement from the Head of School

Dear Compass Community, I am writing to let you know that this will be my last year as Executive Director of Compass High School. I look forward to finishing this year with a strong team of faculty and educational leaders, completing the important milestone of WASC...

read more

Board Letter to Compass parents and friends

Dear Parents and Friends of Compass High School, By now you have heard the news that our Executive Director, Rachel Wylde, will be leaving us effective at the end of this academic year in June 2018. While we certainly understand her decision, we will miss her greatly....

read more

Compass High School search consultant announcement

Dear Compass Community, We would like to update you on our progress to date as we begin the search for our next Head of School. During the past month, we identified and met with several recruiting firms, all specializing in Head of School Searches. After interviewing...

read more

Head of School Position Announcement

This Headship calls to the progressive and forward-looking educator who wants to lead a young, mission-driven school that is poised for success in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more please click...

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

Priority Admission
Deadline, Feb. 1

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.”

Compass is a proud member school of the National Association of Independent Schools