Christopher A. Gorycki

Head of School
B.S., Long Island University; M.A., Columbia University


Chris served as the Interim Head of School at Cambridge Friends School in Cambridge, Massachusetts for two years, and was Headmaster at Kent School in Chestertown, Maryland, from 2011-2016. From 2002-2011, he served as Middle School Head and Assistant Head of School at the Montgomery School in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.

Chris began his teaching career at The Fenn School in 1987 and held several positions there over 15 years, including classroom teacher, advisor, ice hockey and lacrosse coach, and Director of Admission and Financial Aid.

He is originally from New York City and attended Salisbury School in Connecticut as a boarding student. He is a graduate of Long Island University, where he earned a B.S. in health and physical education, and Columbia University, where he earned an M.A. in educational leadership.

He and his wife, Cri-Cri, have been married for 27 years and have two children – Taylor, a daughter who recently graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and a son Christopher,  a student at High Point University in North Carolina.

“As soon as I stepped onto campus, it was clear to me that Gould is a special place,” says Gorycki. “I was moved by the polite and respectful demeanor of the students and impressed by their thoughtful questions and insightful comments. I appreciated their focus on inclusivity and social justice, two areas that I have learned a great deal about during my time at Cambridge Friends School. Great schools are great not solely because of their impressive facilities or challenging curriculum, but because of the committed members within the community. My wife Cri-Cri and I are very excited to be joining what we believe to be a great school.”

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