About Us

Head of School Welcome

Welcome to Ancona.

We are a community. A school dedicated to social justice. A place committed to lifelong learning and empowered students. Our graduates are sought after for their problem-solving skills, their independence, and their genius. They are artists and activists. Educators and leaders. For sixty years, Ancona has inspired children to nourish their inner lives and find the power in their own voices.

We do this in an intentionally integrated environment with caring adults who are committed to culturally responsive, anti-bias education. Our faculty is unmatched in their commitment to every child and their success far beyond 8th grade. Ancona has been a guiding force in my life for over ten years; as a teacher, a parent, and Head of School. I came here to work at a diverse school that valued equity, progressive education, and whole-child learning. I have been sustained by the brilliance and curiosity of my colleagues, the students, and our families. 

We are a community dedicated to equity. To inquiry. To empathy. To the genius of children. To the joy of learning.

Ancona is a vital and necessary institution. I am honored to be leading a school that means as much to me and to our community as Ancona. As you consider our school, I invite you to join me in adopting a mindset that centers care and conversation. 

Liz Iverson
Head of School

    • Affiliations

      Independent Schools Association of the Central States

    • Affiliations

      Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools

    • Affiliations

      National Association of Independent Schools

    • Affiliations

      American Montessori Society

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