Scott Looney

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Advisory Board

Scott Looney, Head of School at Hawken School in Cleveland OH since 2006, is one of the most influential voices in the national independent school arena. Scott is a widely published author and frequent lecturer on the affordability and demographic challenges facing independent schools.  Prior to Hawken, Scott worked for 11 years at Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, as Assistant Head of Schools, Director of External Affairs, and the Director of Admission and Financial Aid.  Scott also served as Director of Admissions at Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois, and Assistant Dean of Admissions at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts. As a leader in progressive education, research and data-driven decision-making are at the core of Scott’s leadership success, and he has been sharing his secrets at Crow’s Nest every summer since its inception.