Diocese of Austin - St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School
December 18, 2017
Full Time - Experienced
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School, a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school of nearly 400 students, located in Austin, Texas, has begun a search for its next Principal. The school was founded in 2009, and operates under the authority of the Diocese of Austin. The school has grown steadily since its opening, and has graduated 417 alumni in its nine-year history.
The school seeks an experienced educator who is a practicing Catholic, and possesses inspirational leadership that will promote the mission and vision of the school “to form servant leaders in the image of Christ.” The Principal will lead a community of 400 students, including over 20 international students, and 30 faculty members. The Principal is supported by a leadership team consisting of the President, Assistant Principal for Student Life, Director of Faith Formation, Men and Women’s Athletic Directors, Director of Admission, Director of Development, Director of Communications, Director of Facilities, and Business Manager. In addition, the school has numerous department chairs and varied staff members.
The new Principal will come into a well-operating school that has made remarkable strides since its opening. The school has built a strong faith community enhanced by a high degree of student engagement in the planning and implementation of the school’s faith experiences. The school offers a multi-level, college preparatory curriculum with 40 Pre-AP and AP courses. Savio offers a STEM experience in all areas of study, incorporating cooperative learning and problem-solving approaches along with technology integration to enhance learning. Extensive classes in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) are offered, as well as 4-year Engineering and Computer Science programs, utilizing the nationally recognized Project Lead the Way curriculum.
Since the first graduating class in 2012, the school has had 41 National Merit Commended Scholars, 10 National Merit Scholars, and 19 National Hispanic Scholars. PSAT, ACT and SAT scores consistently above the state and national averages. Our graduates have been accepted to over 170 different colleges and universities. Five alumni have followed the call to religious life.
St. Dominic Savio enjoys a faithful, supportive and engaged parent community. The student body is diverse and active, participating in nearly 50 clubs, 10 athletic sports and a comprehensive fine arts program in the visual arts, instrumental music, choir, and theatre. The school fields multiple competitive Robotics teams each school year, and are the 2017 TAPPS 5A Academic Champions.
About Diocese of Austin - St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin is a community of parents, teachers and administrators, clergy and religious with values rooted in the Catholic Faith, all working together to provide our students with a strong foundation for life. The Office of Catholic Schools, in service to principals and communities, assists Catholic schools in the formation of its members in their spiritual, intellec...tual, emotional, physical and social lives. The schools, in turn, provide opportunities for its students, families, faculty, staff and board members to grow in a commitment to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. The office also coordinates accreditation, curriculum, testing, training and policy development for the approximately 571 teachers serving in the schools. All of the diocesan schools follow an accreditation process that is prescribed by the Texas Catholic Conference, approved by the Texas Education Agency, and directed by the diocesan superintendent’s office.
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin form a unified school system made up of 22 Catholic schools ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade that collectively educate over 5,300 students across Central Texas. The entire school system stretches from the city of West in the north to Buda in the south, and from Bryan-College Station area in the east to Killeen in the west.