Mission Maryvale, a Catholic independent girls' school serving grades six through twelve, affiliated with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, provides an environment in which each student can reach her academic, spiritual, physical, and civic potential in a loving, supportive, and diverse community. Building upon its unique and special heritage, Maryvale's mission is to provide an exceptional education that responds to change and prepares young women for life.
Maryvale’s size, resources, commitment to innovation, and highly personalized partnership with each student and her family allow it to prepare girls to learn, lead, and succeed.
The President, with the Board of Trustees, is the chief steward of the school’s mission and values that originate from the Hallmarks of a Learning Community established by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as follows:
We proclaim by our lives even more than by our words that God is good. We honor the dignity and sacredness of each person. We educate for and act on behalf of justice and peace in the world. We commit ourselves to community service. We embrace the gift of diversity. We create community among those with whom we work and with those we serve. We develop holistic learning communities which educate for life.
Job Priorities • Maryvale’s next President will lead an exceptional school forward by inspiring students, faculty, parents, and alumnae to create an environment where girls learn, lead, and succeed.
• Maryvale’s next President shall have a vision for the school’s future and the strategic planning and execution expertise to realize the vision with the support of the Board.
• Maryvale’s core Catholic values of Respect, Inclusivity, Faith, and Dignity are essential elements that support daily life and define “The Maryvale Way.” The President shall uphold these core values in decision-making, community engagement, and modeling for students in their personal decision-making and accountability.
• The President must bring innovation to Maryvale’s rigorous college preparatory curriculum, keeping pace with today’s demands in preparing students for the next level of education and beyond. The school’s commitment to individualized education includes empowering students with diverse learning styles through the St. Julie Billiart and Ford programs.
• In 2014, the school founded its Leadership Institute, becoming the first girls’ school in the region to offer an expansive array of leadership experiences. With the Board of Trustees, the President shall seek ways to increase the breadth and impact of the leadership program as well as evaluate opportunities for new signature programs that distinguish a Maryvale education.
• The next President will engage a close-knit community where each student is known.
• The President shall uphold the Board’s commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and lead through respectful discourse, Catholic values, and building inclusion and equity in all aspects of the school. The President shall have demonstrated experience fostering an inclusive community and an atmosphere of belonging for all students, families, faculty, and staff.
• The President must be skilled at creating opportunities for the school by building on current relationships and cultivating new partnerships with local Catholic and independent schools, businesses, and community organizations. Although an independent school, this priority extends to the Archdiocese of Baltimore, an important Maryvale constituent.
• With the increased complexity of social and emotional challenges facing today’s students, Maryvale’s President shall have an astute awareness of the breadth of influences on students, families, faculty, and staff. In these areas, the President shall bring the proclivity to listen and the courage to lead.
• The President is responsible for the long-term financial viability of the school with demonstrated expertise in fiscal management, advancement and development, and enrollment management.
• To provide more flexibility for operations and innovative programming, the President will develop initiatives to grow the school endowment and create nontuition revenue streams.
• The President must develop and implement a technology strategy for the school that enables learning, efficient operations, and data-based decision-making.
• As the leader of the school faculty and staff, the President must inspire and empower their leadership team to deliver on the school mission and commitment to educating young women for life.
Job Qualifications Maryvale’s next President will be:
• An individual whose purpose aligns with Maryvale’s Catholic values, mission, and commitment to academic excellence.
• An ethical, empathetic, faith-led role model to all members of the Maryvale community.
• Committed to the transformative power of an all-girls educational experience.
• A life-time learner with character, integrity, and a sense of joy.
• An inspirational leader who fosters an inclusive environment that empowers individuals and encourages collaboration.
• An active participant in the daily school life.
• A leader who can recruit, develop, and retain a talented, diverse faculty.
• A forward thinking and results-oriented professional.
• An effective and strategic communicator who builds trust in every school constituency.
Application Process The Finney Search Group has been engaged to provide candidates to the school. All interested individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter, a resume, and a statement of Educational Philosophy here:
Maryvale Preparatory School is an all girls, 6 through 12, Catholic independent school affiliated with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
Maryvale, a Catholic independent girls' school serving grades six through 12, affiliated with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, provides an environment in which each student can reach her academic, spiritual, physical and civic potential in a loving, supportive and diverse community. Building upon its unique and special heritage, Maryvale's mission is to provide an exceptional education that responds to change and prepares young women for life.