Archdiocese of Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

St. Thomas Aquinas (STA) Catholic School, located in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood of Indianapolis, IN, is seeking a principal for the 2023-2024 school year. St. Thomas is a state- and nationally-recognized pre-K-8 Catholic school serving around 215 students. Visit to learn more about our parish and school.

About STA: "God's people in extraordinary variety... a caring community"
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish is a diverse and welcoming community, seeking to serve the will of God and striving to live the gospel of Jesus Christ through prayer, vibrant liturgy, educational excellence, personal sharing and social action. All are welcome to join us for liturgy and events."

STA School Mission Statement:
To create opportunities for students to grow spiritually, academically, socially and physically in a safe environment.

STA School Vision Statement:
Through the combined efforts of the church, school families, and faculty, St. Thomas Aquinas School will guide a diverse student body toward becoming responsible, faith-filled, caring citizens and independent learners.

As the administrative head, the Principal will lead the effective operation of the school in pursuit of its mission and vision following the policies and guidelines established by the Office of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Roles and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
Serves as the primary school representative to all existing and potential STA community members
Builds and reinforces a solid Catholic culture through faith-based leadership
Leads faculty and staff hiring and professional development
Oversees the budget and financial management of school resources
Seeks and implements continuous improvement and innovation in school curricula, policies, and procedures

Qualifications and Skills:
A practicing Catholic (as verified by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis) with a valid administrator license (required)
Skilled at hiring, training, and retaining teachers and staff with a passion for building and developing teams
Aligned with STA's interests in social justice, diversity-equity-inclusion initiatives, and caring for God's creation
An excellent communicator and relationship builder
Proven record of academic excellence and the ability to achieve improved test scores alongside practical learning
A positive, enthusiastic, motivational, and inspiring leader to teachers and students that is highly visible within all Parish and community activities
Warm and welcoming with experience providing social and emotional support to teachers and students

To apply, complete the online application at and submit your resume, statement of interest in the position, and three professional references.
The initial window for applications to be received closes on March 1, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All inquiries will be held in confidence.

Applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest, resume, and professional references to:
Anne Krieger
1400 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Archdiocese of Indianapolis
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