Headmaster – St. John Bosco/Chesterton Academy of Rochester – East Rochester, NY

St. John Bosco/Chesterton Academy of Rochester is a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade independent, classical liberal arts school in the Catholic tradition. Founded in 2008, the school has been a successful pioneer in a nationwide renewal of the Church’s tradition of education. With a stable faculty and expanding enrollment, the combined lower and upper schools now serve approximately 170 students in an atmosphere of Christian faith,  joy, and scholarship. 


The responsibilities of the St. John Bosco / Chesterton Academy of Rochester Headmaster include:

Head Teacher
* Direct, manage, deepen, and unify the faculty in their execution of the school’s curriculum
* Nurture students in their pursuit of excellence
* Model professional, moral, and ethical standards as well as personal integrity in all interactions

Chief Executive Officer
* Manage/delegate day-to-day operational issues of the school
* Select, orient, support, evaluate, and retain school personnel
* Handle parent-student issues that arise in the normal rhythm of school life
* Provide effective communication to the staff and parents

School Visionary
* Communicate the mission of the school with current and prospective parents
* Implement the school’s mission on a daily basis, enriching student life and the school’s culture within the community
* Represent the school in the local community, building ties with business representatives to raise the profile of the school

Board Liaison
* Function as chief communicator between the Board and the faculty/staff
* Function as chief advisor to the Board regarding matters of philosophy and policy
* Work with the Board to ensure that budgetary targets are met


The St. John Bosco / Chesterton Academy of Rochester Headmaster serves as:

A Model for the Catholic Faith
* Possess a deep faith in Jesus Christ, demonstrated through a devotion to His Eucharistic presence and an obedience to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church
* Provide the school community regular occasions for Holy Mass, Confession, traditional prayers/devotions and engage parents in matters of faith
* Exhibit virtuous behavior – especially patience, gentleness and humility – through interactions with faculty/staff, students and parents

A Model for the Teachers
* Inspire with principles of Catholic Liberal Education, particularly a Catholic anthropology
* Monitor teachers’ performance through observation of classroom, gradebook and lesson plans and when necessary, provide guidance and reassurance to areas in need of improvement
* Be a unifying presence to everyone in the school by offering support, guidance and a moderating influence so that each individual has the opportunity to excel
academically, spiritually and socially

A Model for the Mission
* To Teachers: consistently educate and guide with the vision of the school
* To Parents: support in their God-given role of forming each child
* To Students: teach each child that he is made in the image and likeness of God and his purpose in this life is to know, love and serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him forever in the next
* To the Board: apprise the need to provide this unique type of education to other families
* To the Community: share the tenets of the classical Catholic Liberal Education
with prospective families and supporters


If you feel called to explore this unique opportunity further, we invite you to write us a letter stating your interest and what skills and perspectives you have that might make you an exceptional candidate. Your materials will be reviewed by the entire search committee, but please submit them to John Lyle at johnclyle@gmail.com.

If this is not something that you feel called to pursue, please feel free to recommend to us anyone that you think might be so called.