Located in Columbia, S.C., St. Peter’s Catholic School begins its 166th academic year this fall. The school offers K4 through 6th grade students an academically challenging education in a loving, faith-filled environment. Our mission is to prepare our students for lives of faith, virtue and excellence.
Under the supervision of the pastor, the principal serves as the spiritual, instructional and administrative leader of the school. The principal is responsible for all aspects of day-to-day operations in compliance with both state and Diocesan requirements. The principal will also envision and implement a long-range strategic plan that addresses academic standards, student recruitment and faculty development.
Columbia is a vibrant, growing New South city, close to beaches and mountains. It offers abundant educational, entertainment, and recreational opportunities. It has reasonably priced housing options in a mild climate with a low cost of living.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
A practicing, committed Catholic, with a passion for Catholic education
A minimum of five years teaching experience
Holding a Master’s degree in School Administration, or willing to attain the Master’s degree within five years of employment
Expertise in educational best practices and individualized approaches to instruction
Knowledge of innovative trends in education and technology integration
Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
Effective leader of professionals, parents and volunteers, possessing a team mind-set
Additional Salary Information: Salary is negotiable, depending on experience.
About St. Peter's Catholic School
St. Peter’s Catholic School has been a ministry of St. Peter’s Catholic Church since 1852. It offers K4 through 6th grade students an academically challenging education in a safe, nurturing, and globally diverse environment.
The school was founded in 1852 as the Academy of the Immaculate Conception and was originally only for young women. It became known as St. Peter’s Catholic School twenty years later in 1872. When the school was founded, it was run by the Sisters of Mercy. Today, the school has experienced, accredited, and diverse faculty and staff. There is one Religious staff member, Sister Vitalina, who brings more than two decades of school experience to her position as the Guidance Counselor.
St. Peter’s has had its challenges through the years, but with strength and determination the school has always persevered. Each time the school was tested, including during its destruction by Sherman’s troops during the Civil War, St. Peter’s pastor, leaders, and church parishioners pulled together to sustain and rebuild the school.