MCDS is thrilled to welcome our new Head of School, Ben Hebebrand.

Ben joins us after 13 years experience as Head of School in ISACS schools. Ben most recently served as the Head of School at Quest Academy in Palatine, Illinois, a Pre-K through grade 8 independent school with an enrollment of over 300 students.  Previously, Ben was the Head of School at Evansville Day School, a Pre-K through grade 12 independent school for 6 years. Prior to these Head of School experiences, Ben served as a teacher, Dean of Students, and Middle School Head at Atlanta International School, a highly regarded IB World School.

As a Head of School, Ben has been celebrated for his numerous accomplishments including the planning and completing a capital campaign, revamping curriculum, building technology into the curriculum, creating a partnership with Northwestern University, tripling giving to the school during his tenure, nearly doubling the school’s endowment, expanding the school’s campus, overseeing extensive building renovation, and increasing student retention every year.

Ben earned a BA in English/Theatre and Intercultural Studies/European Languages from Warren Wilson College, a MA in Communications from Georgia State University, and a Gifted Education Master’s Certificate from Northwestern University.

We are so happy to welcome him to MCDS!