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 shared authority and division of administrative responsibility. The management, improvement, and promotion of Catholic school facilities and the education the school provides, have become increasingly difficult using autonomous management.
The president's role is to oversee the school's finances, development, strategic planning, marketing, and grant writing. They also supervise community relations along with the campus buildings and grounds. They manage the overall direction of the school.
The principal's role is to focus on the students, teachers, and parents and their integration with the school's academic programs. They manage educational and athletic programs. They ensure that the curriculum is rigorous and that the faculty implements it with teaching strategies that will provide an educationally sound environment for student achievement.