Boston College High School seeks a Principal to serve as academic leader beginning July 1, 2019. A full job description is in development. Please see information about BC High below and visit the Principal Search web page at: https://www.bchigh.edu/page/about/principal-search
At a Glance
Founded in 1863, Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic school for boys in grades 7-12. Our campus is located on a 40-acre campus, situated alongside the Dorchester Bay, the JFK Library, and UMass Boston, and we are only a 5-minute walk from the MBTA, or drive from I-93.
1,218 students enrolled in grades 9-12
370 students enrolled in grades 7 and 8 (Arrupe Division)
Tuition & Financial Aid The tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is $21,300. More than $6 million in student aid was awarded for 2016-2017, and 49% of students receive some form of financial aid. By working to limit tuition costs and increase financial aid, we foster an exceptionally inclusive environment that provides an unmatched preparation for the next stages of their life.
91% of the faculty hold masters degrees
4 classes maximum taught by most teachers
20 average class size for grades 7 and 8 (Arrupe Division)
22 average class size for grades 9-12
Athletics, Arts & Co-Curriculars
31 interscholastic and intramural sports offered
65% student athletes earn the distinction of Scholar Athlete based on their high academic achievement
44 fine and performing arts classes offered
9 performing musical groups including Concert Band, Jazz Rock Ensemble, Drum Line and Chamber Choir, among others
100+ clubs and organizations for students to join, with the option to start new ones
24 Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered
7 college level courses
In 2016: 489 students took 1126 exams in 26 subjects;
81% of the scores were 3 or higher; 55% of the scores were 4 or higher
35,000+ hours of community service performed by students each year
75 local organizations in and around Boston to provide service opportunities for our community where reflection after doing service is a core value of Jesuit learning
We are part of a worldwide educational network that spans 500 years, includes more than 1000 Jesuit schools and has formed leaders in over 65 nations. Through the Hyde Center for Global Education, more than 200 current students participate in 15 Hyde Center programs per year to study, serve and retreat. Countries include Tanzania, China, Argentina, among others.
150+ colleges and universities participate in both our fall and spring college fairs
115+ colleges and universities meet with students for round-table discussions
22+ institutions conducted college interviews at BC High for interested students
17 on-campus college tours organized by the Guidance department during the summer
98% of students attend 4-year colleges
91% accepted into the most or highly competitive schools in the U.S. (as defined by Barron's)
1/3 accepted to a top 50 National University (as defined by US News and World Report)
A powerful group of more than 15,000 living alumni
Graduates reside in all 50 states and 6 out of the 7 continents
BC Hire is a unique internship program designed to connect students, alumni and employers through the BC High network
National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (class of 2017): 13 Commended students, 2 Finalists, 2 Semi-Finalist, 4 National Hispanic Winners, and 1 Special Scholarship
56 students have earned National Merit Commendations in the past 3 years (2015-2017)
Qualified candidates will present with a minimum of 10+ years of demonstrated leadership, classroom teaching and alignment with the mission and Jesuit values of the School.
Master's Degree required.
Qualified applicants may submit a resume, cover letter and statement of educational philosophy to Search Consultant, Mary Gene Clavin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline December 28, 2018.
About BC High
Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory school.
We strive to challenge our students to become young men of integrity, educated in faith and for justice, committed to academic excellence and service to others. As a Jesuit, Catholic high school, we strive to reflect the diversity of our church and community.
Our mission since 1863 has been to form leaders of competence, conscience and compassion who seek to do all things ad majorem Dei gloriam – for the greater glory of God.