Website St. Mary's Academy St. Albans, Vermont, Vermont

Founding Head of School

St. Mary’s Academy in St. Albans, Vermont, seeks a dynamic leader to help guide us through our opening year (2024-25).  We are a private, independent classical liberal arts school in the Catholic tradition with an expected opening enrollment of 40-60 students in grades K-4.  Our long term goal is to grow to PreK-8.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information about our mission and our school, available at

The Head of School will provide tactical leadership in the service of the school’s mission consistent with the strategy developed by the Board of Directors.  In providing that leadership, the Head’s duties will include:

Managing the performance and conduct of all faculty and staff
Managing admissions
Managing tuition and fee payments and financial aid
Managing the budget and property
Developing and overseeing implementation of curriculum
Developing and overseeing formation programs
Managing and rendering decisions on student discipline
Developing and managing extracurricular programs
Developing and overseeing implementation of safety procedures
Cultivating positive relationships with families
Coordinating with the Board of Directors, and providing input to the Board on strategy development and implementation
The Head must exhibit dedication to the mission of St. Mary’s Academy by living his or her faith consistent with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, thorough knowledge of Catholic Church teaching as well as classical education, administrative and management skill, discerning judgment, resolve in decision-making, clear communication, teamwork, devoted work ethic, and an aptitude for developing and fostering relationships.


*   At least 2-5 years of relevant leadership experience
*   Masters/Doctoral degree preferred
*   Familiarity with Classical trivium; experience preferred

Interested applicants are asked to send their letter of interest, resume, certification/licensure, and three professional references to Caroline Leahy, Chair of the Search Committee at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Anticipated start date is August 1, 2024.



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