Welcome to Landon sign at the school entrance


Landon School is an independent day school for boys in Grades 3–12 in Bethesda, Maryland. A headmaster, selected by the Landon Board of Trustees, is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the school.

Reporting directly to the headmaster are the assistant headmaster, who manages the school's curriculum and instructional practices, and the heads of Landon’s three divisions: Lower School (Grades 3–5), Middle School (Grades 6–8) and Upper School (Grades 9–12). They serve as the academic leadership of the school. 

A Board of Trustees focuses on maintaining the long-term health of Landon, including its financial stability. The Board’s duties include hiring and evaluating the headmaster and devising major policies that will drive the future direction of the school.

Administrative Leadership 2019–20

Headmaster: James Neill, P ’24
Assistant Headmaster: Charles Franklin
Head of Upper School: Ehren Federowicz
Head of Middle School: Erin Duffy
Head of Lower School: Tara Montague

Board of Trustees Leadership 2019–20

Chair: Scott Harris ’84
Vice Chair: Katheryn Wellington, P ’11 ’13 ’15 ’18
President: James Neill, P ’24
Treasurer: Jeffrey Freed, P ’11 ’13 ’18
Secretary: Matthew Coursen ’99

Board of Trustees 2019-20

Alexander Baldwin, P ’18
Donald Dell ’56
Jean-Marie Fernandez, P ’24
Jeffrey Freed, P ’11 ’13 ’18 
Nick Freeman ’09
Debra Graham, P ’18 ’20
Laura Hoffman, P ’17 ’21 ’24 
Matthew Holleran ’85
Beverly Hudnut, P ’11
Kenneth Jenkins ’78
Aranthan Jones, P ’19 ’24
Olivier Kamanda '99
William Magruder ’92
Edward Prince ’84
Thomas Scott ’85
Brooke Seawell ’65
Harmar Thompson ’90

Trustees Emeriti

Peter FitzGerald, Sr. ’50, P ’83 ’86, GP ’13 ’18 ’21
Knight Kiplinger ’65, P ’99
Lawrence Lamade ’65, P ’00 ’03 
Samuel Lehrman, H ’09, P ’11
Russell Lindner ’72, P ’15 

* "H" denotes Honorary. "P" denotes Parent. "GP" denotes Grandparent.



Landon is also a member of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and a founding member of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC).