Rachel E. Skiffer, our Head of School, on campus.


I am delighted to be in the Head-Royce community. What an honor it is to be part of a Bay Area institution dating back to 1887 that has continually shaped a vision for the future of education rooted in our core values of scholarship, diversity, and citizenship. Originally established as a school for young women, for more than 40 years, Head-Royce has flourished as a gender-inclusive school that focuses on educating the “whole child.” In that way, we prepare our students for a future we can only begin to imagine. With a challenging academic curriculum that encourages each student’s unique needs and interests, we inspire a lifelong love of learning—both academic and in service of others—and deep connections that transcend years and careers.

In a K-12 environment, Head-Royce students have opportunities that help them grow both in academics and social-emotional skills. Our dedicated, passionate, and talented educators embrace experiences that bring students of all ages together on projects, giving them a chance to learn from one another, model intellectual curiosity, and embrace their similarities and differences. 

The magic of Head-Royce is best experienced in person. I invite your family to visit and witness our incredible learning community firsthand. We hope to see you soon!


Rachel E. Skiffer
Head of School

Rachel Skiffer enjoying lunch with students who were acting as "Heads for a Day."