Oakland Catholic High School is the first and only all-girls diocesan Catholic high school in the Pittsburgh region, serving students from the city of Pittsburgh as well as multiple suburban school districts. Founded in 1989, Oakland Catholic was established upon the closing of St. Paul Cathedral High School and Sacred Heart High School, two parish schools with long histories of educating Pittsburgh’s young women in the Catholic tradition. Formed under the patronage of St. Joan of Arc, Oakland Catholic is dedicated to teaching young women to lead lives of faith, courage, and commitment as they lay the foundation for their future as responsible and respected global leaders.
For decades, Oakland Catholic has continued its tradition of providing a strong foundation in the pillars of spirituality, scholarship, and service to an ethnically, socioeconomically, and geographically diverse student population. Oakland Catholic High School provides a value-oriented, college preparatory education for over 450 young women in an atmosphere that regards the Roman Catholic Church’s values as catalysts for action. By promoting a respect for God, self, and others through retreats, liturgy, prayer, and service opportunities the school teaches decision-making grounded in morality.
Ranked as one of the top 20 Catholic schools in the nation for academics by the Acton Institute for Academic Excellence, Oakland Catholic challenges its students with a rigorous curriculum taught by 47 faculty members who are experts in their fields. It also offers an extensive list of sports, clubs & activities to foster social, physical, and leadership development.
Since its inception, the campus of Oakland Catholic has changed dramatically, constantly improving while maintaining its roots. Located in the cultural, educational, technological, and medical hub of Pittsburgh, Oakland Catholic is proud to call the dynamic urban landscape of the Oakland neighborhood its home. Oakland Catholic has celebrated numerous campus additions and renovations over the last two decades through the support of families, alumnae, and benefactors. With each dedication, the Oakland Catholic community has renewed the vitality of the 100+ year old campus.
Oakland Catholic has graduated over 4,000 women who are part of a 10,000-strong sister alumnae network encompassing Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Sacred Heart High School, and St. Paul Cathedral High School. Each year, the senior class earns millions in scholarships to colleges and universities across the nation.
Additional information regarding this all-girls diocesan Catholic high school can be found on the school’s website here.
The focus of every leader at Oakland Catholic High School, from the President to the Board of Directors, is to continually enhance the opportunities provided so that every student can expand her knowledge, reach her potential, and become an agent of change. In addition to other duties, the President assumes responsibility for the school’s operation and policies, concentrating primarily on its Catholic identity, vision, mission and philosophy, finances, advancement and fundraising efforts, care of the physical facilities and grounds, marketing and communications, admissions and enrollment management, and maintenance of positive relations with pastors, parents, alumnae, other schools, and the civic community.
The President is appointed by the Catholic High Schools of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc. Board of Members. The President is supervised and evaluated by the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, and reports to and serves as liaison and ex-officio voting member to the Oakland Catholic High School Board of Directors.
Additional information and application procedures regarding this exciting executive leadership opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus here:
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The search committee is on a fast track to identify and secure its next President. Interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting executive leadership opportunity by contacting our team immediately. All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and the greatest respect.
Candidates are expected to be available to assume the position's responsibilities in July 2023.