Head of School – The Atonement Academy – San Antonio, TX


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.


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 contract offer.

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: jquary@victoriadiocese.org.