Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Since 1928, Lancaster Catholic High School has provided generations of young men and women a superior education rooted in faith, tradition, and excellence. Centered on Jesus Christ for over 95 years and in the Roman Catholic tradition, the mission of Lancaster Catholic High School has been to form students who are intellectually astute, passionately faithful, and socially responsible.
As the school enters its second century, 85 faculty and staff members work ceaselessly to provide an education that integrates the foundations of the Catholic faith with the highest standards of academic achievement to 494 students. The student to teacher ratio is currently 10:1. The experience at Lancaster Catholic is transformational for each student so that they may better serve their communities through the lens of Catholic identify by sharing the talents the gifts and talents that they have been blessed with.
Lancaster Catholic High School offers several AP and Dual Enrollment classes, opportunities for small class environments, distance learning, and certificate programs for Scholars, STEM, and Fine & Performing Arts. It also offers a Corporate Mentor Program. The Campus Ministry program offers 20 Catholic retreats throughout the year, as well as multiple opportunities for volunteer service.
Students participate in over 70 clubs, activities, and athletic programs. Notably, the Middle States Association has designated Lancaster Catholic as a Music Program of Distinction (one of only 6 schools in the country to receive this honor). It has also received the Support Music Merit Award by the National Association of Music Merchants.
Following a successful capital campaign, the school began construction on a $5.7 million Catholic Student Life Center in June 2023. The phase currently underway includes a student commons and a new cafeteria, with a new school auditorium planned as a part of future phases. Recent campus improvements also include a new Athletic Stadium built in September 2017 and a STEM Innovation Center completed in September 2021.
Lancaster Catholic is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Pennsylvania State Department of Education. It has been recognized as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School by the Cardinal Newman Society and boasts over 10,000 alumni throughout the world.
Tuition at Lancaster Catholic High School is calculated on a variable tuition basis to meet the educational costs per students. Approximately 56% of families receive financial aid, with over $1.2 million in tuition scholarships offered each year.
Additional information regarding this co-educational diocesan Catholic high school can be found on the school’s website here.
The President will serve as the chief executive officer of the school and is responsible for the operational vitality for the school including advancement, enrollment, marketing, finances, and capital projects. The President leads and articulates the school’s mission and vision, creates and implements strategic plans, and builds and nurtures constituent and stakeholder relationships on and off campus. The President also bears ultimate responsibility for the school’s Catholic identity and is supported by a leadership team in carrying out these responsibilities.
Applicants must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church who have demonstrated their commitment to servant leadership.
Additional information and application procedures regarding this exciting executive leadership opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus.
The interview committee is on a fast-track to identify and secure its next President. Interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting educational leadership opportunity immediately by contacting Aimee Viana at firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and the greatest respect.
Candidates are expected to be available to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2024.
About Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions is the retained search division of Partners in Mission, the nation’s leading full-service consulting firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. As partners among ourselves and with our clients’ missions, we value, understand, and embrace the importance of Catholic education in our personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come. Engaged by school communities, pastors, religious communities, boards and dioceses, our team of dedicated search consultants have identified and secured mission-driven professionals to serve in a myriad of diverse Catholic school and diocesan leadership positions from Maine to Hawaii.