Alumnus David Lourie ‘89 Appointed Head of Collegiate School


Roxbury Latin alumnus David S. Lourie, Class of 1989, has been appointed as the 29th Head of School at Collegiate School—a private, boys K-12 day school on the Upper West Side of New York City. (Roxbury Latin’s current Headmaster, Kerry Brennan, served Collegiate as its 27th Headmaster prior to his beginning his duties at RL in 2004.)

Mr. Lourie currently serves as Head of School of St. Anne’s-Belfield, a pre-K-through-12 day-and-boarding school of 900 students in Charlottesville, Virginia, a position he has held for more than a decade. Mr. Lourie has also served as the Head of two other schools, while also teaching, coaching, and directing theater. Although committed to independent schools, Mr. Lourie has learned and worked in a variety of educational settings. He earned a B.A. in History from Yale University in 1993 and an M.A. from Teacher’s College at Columbia University in 2005, where he was also a fellow at the Klingenstein Summer Institute. Since 2006, Mr. Lourie has served as St. Anne’s-Belfield’s Head of School, where he has also consistently taught upper-school history. This past winter he directed the school musical, Beauty and the Beast.  Prior to St. Anne’s-Belfield, Mr. Lourie served as Head of School of the Midland School in Los Olivos, California, and prior to that he founded and led a charter school in Tampa, Florida. He began his career teaching and coaching directly out of college at Tampa Preparatory School. Mr. Lourie will leave St. Anne’s with a long list of accomplishments, including the adoption of two strategic plans, the innovation of the K-12 curriculum to focus on 21st-century learning, the creation of an annual summer professional-development program, and significant growth of the school’s endowment. Mr. Lourie has been active in the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and currently serves as its President.

Those associated with St. Anne’s-Belfield identify Mr. Lourie as a strong and bold educator:

“He never stops thinking about what could be better for the institution.”

“He jumps in with faculty and becomes part of the faculty community.”

“He is…empathic and kind. He does what is best for school and students.”

Mr. Lourie will begin his tenure at Collegiate as of July 1, 2020.