Loyola Academy, a Catholic, Jesuit, coeducational, college preparatory high school in Wilmette, Illinois, seeks its next president for July 2022. Loyola Academy, founded in 1909, is the largest Jesuit high school in the United States and draws students of diverse backgrounds from over 240 elementary schools throughout Chicago. Loyola Academy is firmly grounded in its Jesuit Catholic identity. The Board and the school community are looking for a leader who is committed to this identity and who will be fully involved in the life of the school as well as its community. This leader must be a collaborator in the truest sense of the word, who firmly believes in the value of shared leadership and shared responsibility. The students and faculty are at the heart of the Loyola Academy experience, and the next president will actively engage all constituents; embrace the community, culture and mission of Loyola Academy; and enjoy the support of a committed and experienced faculty and staff.
Application Deadline August 15, 2021
For more information regarding the search and the application process, please see the position profile available at the following link:
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