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Soundview Preparatory School Names Tom Curley New Head of School

Soundview Preparatory School announced the appointment of Tom Curley as its new Head of School.   Mr. Curley, an educator with more than 20 years of experience as an administrator, teacher and coach in independent schools, will be Soundview’s third Head of School since its founding in 1989.  His appointment will become effective on July 1, and he has been serving as Interim Head of School since April 1 of this year.

After graduating from Harvard College in 1996 with a degree in History and Literature, Mr. Curley taught European History at The Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts.  He received a master’s degree in European History from Boston University in 2004 and became the Dean of Student Life at the Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire.  He later returned to Eaglebrook to chair the History Department, and in 2012 moved to the Wooster School in Danbury, Connecticut, where he served as Director of Curriculum and Director of Innovation and Technology and taught classes in the Humanities and Technology.  Most recently, he has served as Director of Programming at Workspace Education in Bethel, Connecticut.

“We are very excited to welcome Tom Curley to Soundview,” said Kelly Fairweather, Chair of the School’s Board of Trustees.  “He is a committed educator whose intellectual and personal qualities will further Soundview’s mission of providing a first class education in a supportive environment in which each student feels recognized and valued.”               

“It is an honor to have been asked to lead the Soundview community,” said Mr. Curley.  “The young men and women who leave Soundview do so as confident, interesting, thoughtful people with clear ideas about their own identity and what they have to offer the world.  I am excited to be a part of this very special institution, and to get to know each member of the community as we work together to build on the School’s success and further enhance its mission.”  

About Soundview Prep:

Soundview Preparatory School is an independent, co-ed day school for grades 6 – 12 located in Yorktown Heights, New York.  Founded on the philosophy that students thrive in small classes in an environment where competition is minimized, Soundview provides a college-preparatory education in a supportive environment that requires rigorous application to academics while fostering self-confidence and instilling respect for ethical values.