We have been retained by the President of La Salle Academy in Providence, R.I. to lead the search for the next Principal of the school. The position is available July 2022.
Led by the Brothers of the Christian Schools since 1871, this exceptional coeducational Catholic college preparatory school educates upwards of 1,500 young men and women in grades 6 to 12. This 150-year-old school is rock solid in every material, financial, and spiritual sense and is deeply committed to its mission of providing “a human and Christian education” to young people, Catholic and of all religious affiliations throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.
The school operates in the President/Principal Model, and the current principal will be retiring after more than twenty years of outstanding service. La Salle Academy now seeks a visionary and faith-filled practicing Catholic who will work closely and collegially with the president and senior leadership team to further enhance the school’s position as a premier faith-based institution. With an average tenure of 13 years, the faculty is superb and numbers 129 professionals, 85 percent of whom hold master’s degrees.
Although substantial leadership experience in independent Catholic secondary schools will be preferred, as well as academic credentials appropriate to educational leadership, the school is open to candidates with proven leadership experience in other Catholic educational institutions, especially mission-inspired, high performing schools or colleges rooted in the charism of a religious order. The ability to work effectively with faculty and the leadership team, to build community around mission and core values, and to have experience in curriculum development are essential qualities of the next Principal.
The position description is under development and will be posted soon. For now, please visit the school’s website HERE.
We welcome nominations and expressions of interest and will be pleased to talk privately about this wonderful opportunity. All inquiries and nominations will be strictly confidential.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:
A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
A current résumé;
A one-page statement of educational or leadership philosophy and practice;
A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to: