Episode 430. Dr. Robert P. Macrae-15th Head of School-Louisville Collegiate School
Robt. P. Macrae: 15th Head of School for Louisville Collegiate School & has spent over 35 yrs. working in independent school leadership, 17 as a Head of School at Cincinnati’s Country Day School, New Canaan Country School, & Louisville Collegiate School.
Under Dr. Macrae’s leadership, Collegiate has increased enrollment & engagement to the highest
in the school’s 100+ year history. His primary focus
is building a culture & climate of comprehensive wellness & well-being for all in the community.
A lifelong learner, Dr. Macrae earned his Bachelor of arts in economics & mathematics/computer science from Wesleyan University, a master of arts in economics and mathematics/computer science from Wesleyan University, and a master of Arts in Economics & Mathematics/Computer Science from Wesleyan Univ. & a Master of Arts in Educational Admin. from Teachers College – Columbia Univ. He continued to follow his passion for education by earning a Master of Arts in Educational Admin. & Policy Analysis from Stanford Univ.’s School of Educ. & a Doctor of Education in Educational Admin. from Columbia Univ.’s Teachers College.
Rob has been happily married to his wife Lynn for 33 years & they enjoy teaching mindfulness & yoga classes together, having raised 4 children. With the youngest finishing college & the other 3 spread out throughout the USA, in North Carolina, Mass., & San Luis Obispo, CA.
Louisville Collegiate School:
It is an independent, co-educational, college-preparatory day school in Louisville, Kentucky.
Founded in 1915, the school has a long-standing tradition of providing a rigorous academic curriculum in a nurturing and supportive environment.
Here are critical aspects of Louisville Collegiate School:
Grades: The school serves students from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Academic Excellence: Collegiate is known for its vital educational programs. The curriculum is designed to challenge students and foster a love of learning.
The school typically emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, and independent thought.
College Preparatory Focus: As a college-preparatory school, Collegiate strongly emphasizes preparing students for higher education. This preparation includes a robust academic curriculum and guidance in the college application process.
Co-Curricular Activities: Beyond academics, the school offers various co-curricular activities, including arts, athletics, and multiple clubs and organizations. These activities are designed to develop well-rounded individuals with diverse interests and talents.
Community and Values: Louisville Collegiate School often emphasizes the importance of community, character education, and the development of personal values. Respect, responsibility, and compassion are common themes.
Global Perspective: The school may also focus on providing a global perspective, preparing students to be thoughtful and informed citizens in an increasingly interconnected world.
This can include multicultural education, foreign language instruction, and potential international exchange or travel opportunities.
Facilities and Campus: The school’s facilities are typically designed to support its diverse educational programs, including well-equipped classrooms, science labs, art studios, libraries, and athletic facilities.
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