Head of School
The Atonement Academy – San Antonio, Texas
The Atonement Academy in San Antonio, Texas, seeks a visionary Head of School to start July 1, 2018. The Head of School will collaborate with the Pastor, Board, and parents to lead the administration, faculty, staff and students in their quest for, and knowledge of, the Truth, Who is Christ. This educational apostolate takes place in an environment in which the administration, faculty, and students attend daily Mass, and which cultivates a vibrant Catholic culture with a special emphasis on music and the arts.
The Head of School will have the ultimate responsibility to continue the development of The Atonement Academy as the only classical, Catholic school in San Antonio. The school is in an exciting time of transition, having recently completed the first phase of a new high school building, as well as becoming a member of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. These changes create an opportunity for the Head of School to build upon foundations already laid and lead the school to greater heights.
The successful candidate will be a faithful, practicing Catholic and an able administrator with a commitment to the mission of The Atonement Academy. Effective communication skills, oral and written, are essential to inspire the staff, faculty, students, parents, and prospective families and donors to live out fully that mission.
A collaborative leadership style and commitment to mentoring are needed to bring the administrative team and faculty together in pursuing excellence in the context of a classical, Catholic education. A candidate possessing the ability to assist and direct the offices of development and admissions in a competitive educational market is required.
The successful candidate will possess a Catholic understanding of the human person and how this relates to the essence of education. The ability to evaluate curricula, faculty, and prudently implement any needed remedies is essential. Understanding of accreditation requirements and the ability to address them without negative impacts to classical learning are required.
Vision of the School:
The Atonement Academy is a classical, Catholic school for girls and boys in Pre-K3 – 12th grade, with a current enrollment of 442 students. The school opened in 1994, and is affiliated with Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church. In the Spring of 2017, Our Lady of the
Posted: February 12, 2018
Expires: Applications will be considered immediately until position is filled.
Location: San Antonio, TX
Category: Education of Lower/Middle/Upper
Terms: Full-time Employee
Experience: 3+ years of Administrative Experience
Education: Graduate Degree
Base Pay: Salary
Atonement Parish and The Atonement Academy became members of the Personal Ordinariate of
the Chair of Saint Peter.
The vision of The Atonement Academy is to transform young persons into mature, joy-filled
disciples of Christ. Our students are active participants in their formation in the intellectual,
moral, and spiritual virtues, collaborating with their teachers and parents. We take a classical
approach in providing a well-rounded, authentically Catholic education. Our administrators,
faculty, and staff take an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium, along with making their Profession
of Faith, at the beginning of each school year.
Our classical curriculum, our atmosphere of collaboration among students, teachers and parents,
and our engaging school environment prepare our graduates for success in higher education in
any field of study and to be leaders in society. Our students learn how to think effectively, to
live morally and are instilled with the confidence to exercise their gifts in response to that to
which God calls them.
The Atonement Academy’s motto is Fides et Ratio. St. John Paul II said that faith and reason are
like two wings upon which the soul rises to contemplate the truth. Our students learn how to
understand and to employ these two, complementary, inseparable and indispensable modes for
pursuing and attaining the truth. They are prepared to respond to errors of our time which can
oppose faith and reason, reject the existence of truth, and dismiss absolute moral norms.
Atonement graduates can proclaim, defend and profess the Catholic faith in a society which
sorely needs their witness.
The Atonement Academy is fully accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops
Accreditation Commission, is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, and has been placed
on the Catholic Education Honor Roll of the Cardinal Newman Society.
Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts, and a
letter of application. Please be advised that unofficial copies are permitted at this stage of the
application process. However, official transcript copies for verification will be required prior to
The letter of application will include:
a statement of the applicant’s philosophy of education;
vision of how this philosophy should be implemented in a classical Catholic school; and
a discussion of what makes Catholic education unique.
The application package will be submitted to:
Dr. John Quary
Superintendent of Schools,
Diocese of Victoria in Texas
1505 E. Mesquite Lane
Victoria, TX 77901
Application packages may also be submitted to Dr. Quary’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org.