Don Bosco Preparatory High School
Dedicated to empowering young men for life, Don Bosco Prep provides rigorous academics at the Advanced Placement, honors and college prep levels and encourages participation in extracurricular activities, clubs and athletics. Located on a 35-acre campus in Ramsey, Bergen County, New Jersey, the school's 850 students are accepted to the finest colleges and universities in the country and go on to make significant contributions to their families and communities.Administered by the Salesians of St. John Bosco, a religious order of priests and brothers, Don Bosco Prep is solidly founded on Catholic philosophy. The school is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.
Our Mission at Don Bosco Prep
Don Bosco Preparatory High School is a Catholic and Salesian secondary school which, since 1915, has carried out the education and evangelization of young men. Conducted in the charism of St. John Bosco, who advocated that “education is a matter of the heart”, it strives to create a family spirit in an Oratory environment, so as to be a home that welcomes, a parish that evangelizes, a school that prepares for life, and a playground where friends can meet and enjoy themselves.The preventive system of education – marked by reason, religion and kindness – is practiced by educators and students alike.Scholastic Philosophy
Don Bosco Preparatory High School offers a traditional college-preparatory liberal arts curriculum, the goal of which is to support each individual student’s needs and challenge all students to achieve their academic potential. We set high standards for personal responsibility and place an emphasis on intellectual curiosity, integrity, and respect for others. Across academic disciplines, Don Bosco Prep seeks to develop strong critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and effective communicators.
Our Faculty Promotes
Respect for all people and cultures.The ability to think, speak, and write precisely and cogently.Familiarity with and appreciation for various forms of literary, artistic, and musical expression.An understanding of major historical forces that have shaped today’s society.The development of mathematical and reasoning skills.The skills necessary to use modern technology.Knowledge of the Catholic faith and an appreciation for the beliefs and teachings of the Salesian order.
Don Bosco Preparatory High School is seeking a strategic and resourceful instructional leader for the position of Principal, effective July 1, 2019. The ideal candidate will embrace the Salesian charism and demonstrate a vision for high student achievement and college readiness, implementing high-quality, data-driven instructional strategies to support student success. The Principal will build capacity among students and adults within the community and effectively engage with vested stakeholders to carry out the school’s mission to empower young men for life. The Principal is immediately responsible for the daily operations of the school. He/she ensures that school policies are enforced in the best way possible. He/she is appointed by the President. He/she represents the school before the Salesian Education Office, the State of New Jersey, the Ramsey Board of Education and all associated boards, the Archdiocese of Newark, the Middle States Association of Schools & Colleges, the New Jersey State Athletic Association, the parents, the students, the alumni, and the general public. The Principal is responsible, with the approval of the President, for the hiring, renewal, and/or dismissal of faculty and instructional staff. With the assistance of the Assistant Principal for Academics and Department Chairs he/she assigns teaching, supervisory, and extra/co-curricular responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Manual and contractual agreements. Along with the other members of the Administrative Team and Department Heads he/she evaluates each member of the faculty. He/she discusses the results of administrative evaluations with each faculty member. He/she is an ex officio member of all school committees. He/she is responsible for implementing school policy. He/she supervises and evaluates the activities of the Athletic Department in close collaboration with the Athletic Director (AD). After consultation with the AD, and with the approval of the President, he/she renews, hires, and/or dismisses athletic staff. He/she receives all letters of intent, signs all agreements, interviews all staff applicants recruited by the AD, and decides salaries and stipends. He/she is responsible for maintaining open lines of communication with the faculty and staff through meetings and in service days.He/she supervises and evaluates the activities of the Guidance Department. He/she promotes and evaluates professional development activities and programs. He/she communicates and consults with alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and the local community concerning school matters. He/she directly supervises the Director of Admissions and his office. He/she maintains communication with the local elementary school principals, guidance departments, and eighth grade teachers. He/she supervises all follow-up activities for student applicants. He/she formally admits new students, both incoming freshmen and transfers, according to entrance requirements. He/she prepares the annual school calendar. He/she approves all trips, student organization activities, assemblies, testing, the Junior and Senior Proms, and any other change or addition to the regular school program. Along with the Assistant Principal and the Facilities Manager he/she provides for fire drills, traffic control, and other means of ensuring student safety. He/she sees to it that all students are aware of school regulations and/or policies as stated in the most recently published Parent/Student Handbook. He/she approves all Summer School programs, subject makeup programs, and individual tutors. He/she oversees the organization of the annual Commencement Exercises and the Baccalaureate Liturgy with the Academic Deans and the Coordinator of Youth Ministry.He/she decides whether or not to declare an Emergency School Closing due to severe weather conditions or other circumstances. He/she notifies the faculty, the media, etc.
He/she publishes the weekly Faculty and Staff News Bulletin and school calendar updates. He/she, along with the Financial Administrator, vice President for Institutional Advancement and Director/President, approves all fund raising activities among, by, or for parents, students, student organizations, and athletic teams in accord with the school policy on fund raising as stated in the Parent/Student Handbook. He/she attends meetings and conventions of relevant professional organizations. He/she coordinates and files all pertinent documents for all non-public school funding programs from the State of New Jersey and the Town of Ramsey; Non-Public School State Textbooks; Non-Public School Transportation; and any other state/federally funded grants. Along with the Registrar, he/she organizes and maintains all scholastic and relevant records of currently enrolled students. He/she organizes and maintains faculty records. He/she sees that all academically related reports for the state, city, diocesan, provincial, and Middle States, are filed and kept on record. He/she, along with the Registrar, maintains school statistics, transcripts, and the school archives. He/she sees that the school operates within the framework of existing and applicable state, city, diocesan, and provincial norms and directives. He/she consults with the Financial Administrator in the awarding of any scholarship and/or grant-in-aid program for students already enrolled and for incoming students. He/she coordinates the annual Open Houses in collaboration with the Director of Admissions. He/she supervises and evaluates scholastic publications, such as the school newspaper and yearbooks and gives final approval p their publication.He/she ensures that Student Identification Cards and Photos are properly processed. He/she ensures that the Parent/Student Handbook is updated and published annually. He/she ensures that the Faculty Handbook is updated and published annually.
He/she is the contact person for all legal matters pertaining to the school. He/she keeps the President informed of all school operations and activities. He/she supervises the administration of the school budget for the current school year. Minimum requirements: - Certification in administration/supervision.-Administrative experience at the high school level, with convincing knowledge of secondary school organizational management, fiscal management, and a commitment to best practices in teaching and learning and the overall quality of the student experience.Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to Principal Robert Fazio at email@example.com.