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The Board of Trustees and Head of School

  • Defines organizational mission and seeks to ensure that its decisions are mission-driven
  • Leads strategic planning and implementation of strategic plans
  • Seeks to create and maintain financial stability and sustainability for the School, including through giving and raising funds and arranging for the management and investment of funds
  • Acts as a steward of the School and seeks to serve the School’s constituents and community
  • Seeks to ensure that methods of education and operations are successful, safe, ethical and regularly assesses and follow relevant best practices for school governance
  • Hires, evaluates, and supports the Head of School. The Head of School is reviewed annually by the Board or one of its committees and is accountable for the sound educational, financial, managerial, and safety oversight of the School.

Board of Trustees

2017-18 Board of Trustees

2017-18 Board of Trustees

Ex-Officio Members
Katie Farrar ’01 - Alumni Board, Chair
- Board of Visitors, Chair
Chuck Davis – Parent Association, Co-Chair
Tiffany Davis – Parent Association, Co-Chair

President Emeritus
Harry M. deMontmollin, Jr. ’56

Trustees Emeriti
Quinn R. Barton Jr. ’46
James V. Bent Sr. ’53
John W. Connolly Jr. - Deceased
William K. Hatcher ’48 - Deceased
Ann C. Hicks ’55 Bartram
Beverley W. Hirsig '46 - Deceased
Helen M. Lane ’42 Bartram
Hal Lynch
Robert H. Paul III ’52 - Deceased
Frederick H. Schultz ’46 - Deceased
A. Chester Skinner Jr. ’40
Herman Ulmer Jr. ’37 - Deceased
George W. Varn ’38
W. Lester Varn Jr. ’42
E. Ellis Zahra Jr. ’64

President and Head of School

Head of School — David J. Farace

Dave Frace

Dear Bolles School Community:

Bolles CampusesThe Bolles mission to educate and develop servant-leaders who pursue excellence through courage, integrity and compassion is what sets Bolles apart. This ethos permeates every corner of every campus and influences every decision we make in support of our students. Our faculty and staff do not just teach “The Bolles Way,” they model it.

The Bolles School motto, All Things Possible, refers to the incredible breadth of opportunities in academics, arts, athletics and service. We offer a seven-day boarding program that attracts students from 22 countries and 11 states, 22 Advanced Placement courses, five world languages, five international exchange programs, 85 clubs and activities, more than 100 arts performances and gallery openings and 51 sports teams that have claimed 127 state championships! Exposure to so many extraordinary opportunities is a signature strength of the Bolles student experience.

Bolles offers an incredibly strong and comprehensive college counseling program led by a team of four counselors with more than 70 years of collective experience in college admission counseling. The team is committed to helping students conduct thorough college searches aimed at finding the right fit for each individual.

Students with Dave Farace

Members of the Class of 2017 were accepted to 214 different colleges and universities and 81% were offered over $4.8 million in merit-based scholarships. eight seniors were named National Merit Finalists. Most important, our alumni report that they were exceptionally well-prepared for college both in an out of the classroom.

There are not many independent schools nationally that match the beauty or safety of our campuses. With more than 90 acres of property – including historic buildings, spectacular views of the St. Johns River and close proximity to the beach – Bolles’ four campuses inspire the best in teaching and learning. Our professional security staff, trained and dedicated to serve our students and faculty, gives me great peace of mind as a Head of School and the parent of three Bolles students.

I am humbled and honored to serve such an exceptional school community.

Warm regards,
Dave Farace

Dave J. Farace Contact Information:
Phone Number: 904-256-5026