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Head of Schools Search

Starting July 1, 2023

Capistrano Valley Christian Schools (CVCS) is seeking a Head of Schools to lead this exemplary school beginning July 1, 2023. Founded in 1973, Capistrano Valley Christian Schools is a co-educational, non-denominational Christian independent school serving more than 700 students from junior kindergarten through 12th grade. Just two miles from the Pacific Ocean, located in the historic district of San Juan Capistrano, the school provides a rigorous program of college-preparatory academics taught from a biblical worldview, with championship athletics and award-winning performing arts. Enrollment has grown more than 30% in the past few years, and student retention is stable with a 90%+ re-enrollment rate. The school actively embraces its mission of  “educational excellence in a Christ-centered environment” while preparing students for life and leadership. The ideal candidate is an innovative and experienced head with a proven record of accomplishments to lead the school into its next phase of development, building on its traditions and successes. 

The Head of Schools serves as the Chief Executive Officer, reports to the Board of Trustees, and guides this Christian school community as its educational and spiritual leader. The Head of Schools carries out the goals set in partnership with the Board of Trustees, which operates under a policy governance model. The ideal candidate will embrace a school community with a sense of “family” and value a high degree of relationships within the school. The successful candidate possesses:

●      an authentic and articulate Christian faith 

●      strong relational and leadership development skills 

●      the ability to actively promote educational priorities 

●      excellence in communicating and implementing a strong vision 

●      strong fiscal management skills

●      experience in fundraising

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

For more information about Capistrano Valley Christian Schools, visit Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references, and statement of Christian beliefs and educational philosophies as PDF attachments to the search consultant. The application deadline is September 15, 2022. For the leadership opportunity profile contact: 

Jim Adare, CEO
Search Consultant

Capistrano Valley Christian Schools is an equal opportunity employer.