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Website Chesterton Academy of St. Scholastica Fort Wayne, Indiana

Chesterton Academy of Saint Scholastica (CASS) in Fort Wayne, Indiana will launch its inaugural class in the Fall of 2024.

Situated in Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne is the second largest city in the state of Indiana. It is within a three hour drive of major cities in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Kentucky. Fort Wayne is home to a newly revitalized downtown area, while maintaining a small town feel. The city and surrounding environs are known for their affordable, family-friendly atmosphere. The city is home to a strong Catholic community, many thriving parishes, and Catholic institutions such as the University of Saint Francis and Our Sunday Visitor, Inc. The city boasts an ever developing network of biking trails, nearby lakes, music (Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Bach Collegium, Sweetwater Sound) and minor league sports (baseball, hockey, and soccer).

As the founding headmaster, this position will have a substantial and immediate impact on the development of our school. We are seeking a faithful, joyful disciple of Jesus Christ, who has a passion for classical education, forming a rich Catholic community, and building a healthy and thriving institutional culture.

The Headmaster serves as the educational leader of CASS. As the public face of the school, the Headmaster must be able to spark Catholic joy and inspire sacrificial service in students, parents, staff, and our broader community. Energy, patience, organization, self-confidence, practicality, and gracious tact, with the ability to say no when necessary, are all part of the job. The Headmaster is responsible for implementing the policies that ensure all students are supervised in the learning environment, that adhere to our Catholic identity, and that meet the approved curricula and mission of the school. The Headmaster is responsible for the curriculum and instructional leadership of the school, hiring and supervision of instructional personnel, student recruitment, student life, discipline, and related parent communication.

Administrative Model:
The Headmaster and the Board of Directors lead the administrative team at CASS. Together they share the responsibilities of nurturing and maintaining the mission and traditions of the school, as well as ensuring fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

Curriculum and Academic Excellence
• Oversee adherence to Chesterton Schools Network curriculum
• Oversee implementation of changes to curriculum
• Oversee annual standardized testing
• Oversee school accreditation process and renewal per Chesterton Schools Network guidelines

Instruction
• Teach 3 courses initially, subject to change as school grows
• Oversee faculty hiring, evaluation, mentoring, training
• Conduct classroom observations as part of faculty evaluation process

Student Life and Discipline
• Persevere in focusing on the formation of the whole student
• Ensure discipline policies are communicated and enforced
• Oversee parent-led sports and extracurricular activities
• Ensure effectiveness of virtue house and faculty mentor programs
• Oversee academic and behavioral eligibility for extracurricular activities

Parent Communications
• Meet with parents regarding student discipline and academic issues development
• Ignite support and enthusiasm for classical education among faculty, parents and stakeholders
• Leverage position to play a crucial role in recruiting and retaining both students and faculty
• Participate in fundraising events

Admissions
• Admit new students upon review of placement exam, student application materials, and meeting
• Oversee transfer student process (curriculum, regulations, forms, financial)
• Review placement tests and contact parents with remedial needs
• Deliver presentations to prospective parents and students at selected school events

Requirements:
• Must be practicing Roman Catholic and demonstrate a commitment to Catholic secondary education (Required).
• Bachelor’s Degree (Required)
• Master’s Degree (Preferred)
• 4 + years of experience in secondary school teaching or administration (Preferred)
• 2+ years teaching experience in a classical school environment (Preferred)
• 1+years of experience overseeing non-profit/for profit fundraising (Preferred)
• Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
• Resilient and adaptable with strong time management and organizational skills
• Committed to the mission of Chesterton Schools Network and the teachings of the Catholic Church.

About:
Chesterton Schools Network
Founded in 2008 as a result of a grass-roots movement of parents, Chesterton Academy offers a rigorous, integrated high school curriculum centered on the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Focusing on the classics, the school develops complete thinkers who learn to draw on faith and reason for the purpose of building a culture of life. chestertonschoolsnetwork.org

Chesterton Academy of Saint Scholastica (CASS)
We have a passionate desire to provide a joyful, integrated classical curriculum for the formation of a new generation of thinkers and leaders for the Church and our society. Our goal is to provide not only an excellent education, but also to develop joyful Catholic disciples through daily Mass, prayer, and spiritual formation. www.chestertonfw.org

How to apply:
Candidates may familiarize themselves with the Chesterton Schools Network and the Chesterton Academy of Saint Scholastica via the links above. If interested in applying for this position, please forward a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to info@chestertonfw.org.

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