CULVER, Ind. -- The head of school's office is cavernous, on the third and top floor of the Legion Memorial Building. Huge windows overlook Lake Maxinkuckee, where on this winter's day fishermen are pulling blue gill up through holes in the ice-covered waters. Flames dance from a hearty gas-log fireplace implanted in a side wall of the office. The entire scene is fit for a man charged with educating and tending to offspring of the elite and well-to-do.