Founded in 1955, Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, New Jersey, delivers a traditional, values-centered Catholic education in a 21st century learning environment that prepares young men in grades 9–12 for lives of leadership, devotion, and service. Bergen Catholic educates the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – by deepening religious faith, developing academic excellence, and strengthening social consciousness. For a position to begin in July 2018, Bergen Catholic is seeking a dynamic, Catholic-centered, visionary leader who is outward-facing and who excels in building strong relationships.
Since its founding more than 60 years ago, Bergen Catholic has been an educational ministry of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. In keeping with the charism of founder Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice, students are taught to hold the religious, academic, and social dimensions of life in balance, to develop a respect for their gifts and those of others, to understand differences in ideas among people, to use freedom in a responsible way, and to contribute to the creation of an environment in which all members of the community are welcomed and embraced.
Bergen Catholic serves an economically and ethnically diverse group of young men drawn from Bergen County and the greater New York City metropolitan area. Virtually all graduates go on to college; members of the Class of 2017 were awarded more than $22 million in scholarship offers.
BCHS offers its students a broad-based experience that includes rigorous academics, technology integration, exposure to the arts, and integral Catholic formation. The school’s commitment to excellence extends to its 17-sport interscholastic athletics program. Bergen Catholic is a local powerhouse that has captured more than 560 county and state championships in multiple sports and earned national rankings in football, wrestling, and lacrosse. The Mock Trial team, a perennial regional leader, finished 13th in national competition in 2016.
Bergen Catholic’s next leader will guide the school at a particularly pivotal point in its proud history. With a new strategic plan and a major capital campaign on the horizon, BCHS is poised to enter an exciting new era of excellence. For a vibrant, mission-inspired Catholic with the requisite skills, the presidency of Bergen Catholic represents an unparalleled opportunity to serve an institution with a rich history and great potential.
Acting on behalf of Bergen Catholic High School, Wickenden Associates is actively recruiting exceptional leaders for this compelling leadership opportunity. The lead consultants are Jim Wickenden (email@example.com) and Regina Meredith-Carpeni (firstname.lastname@example.org). Both may be reached at (609) 683-1355. The application deadline is October 3, 2017.
Founded by former Princeton University Dean of Admission James Wickenden in 1986, Wickenden Associates ranks among the nation's premier independent school consulting firms, conducting searches for Heads of Schools and other senior administrative positions. We serve schools large and small, coeducational and single-sex, boarding and day.