The President/Principal Model
Saint John Vianney High School is structured using the President/Principal Model of administration. Over the last 30 years, many U.S. Catholic secondary schools have moved to this model. It features a shared authority and division of administrative responsibility. The management, improvement, and promotion of Catholic school facilities and the education that is being provided by the school has become increasingly difficult using autonomous management.
The president oversees the finances, development, strategic planning, marketing, and grant writing for the school. He also manages community relations along with the campus buildings and grounds. He manages the overall direction of the school.
The principal focuses on the students, teachers, and parents, and their integration with the school’s academic programs. He manages the educational and athletic programs. He insures that the curriculum is rigorous and that the faculty implements it with teaching strategies that will provide an educationally sound environment for student achievement.