About Alixe Callen
Meet the 12th Head of St. George’s School
The St. George’s Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Alexandra “Alixe” Callen as the 12th Head of St. George’s School on Dec. 9, 2016. She became St. George’s the first female Head of School when she assumed her responsibilities on July 1, 2017.
Alixe, formerly the upper school director at Lakeside School in Seattle, has distinguished herself throughout her career as a highly regarded intellectual, as well as a warm and caring leader and colleague. She brings with her not only a personal record of academic excellence, but also a rich and impressive background in both public- and private-school leadership. Alixe, a graduate of Milton Academy, holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brown University, where she was mentored by education visionary Ted Sizer. She also earned a master’s degree and a doctorate from Harvard, where she assisted with graduate level courses in secondary school design, school reform and school leadership.
Prior to her move to Lakeside, Alixe served as the principal at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, Massachusetts, from 2008-2013 and as an assistant principal of Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts, from 2004-2008. During those years, she lived on the campus of Middlesex School with her husband, James “Ace” Bailey, then Middlesex’s assistant director of admission, and their sons Zander, 18, and Miles, 15.