Principal - Melbourne Central Catholic High School
Partners in Mission
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Type: Full Time
Melbourne Central Catholic High School is an institution founded in the Franciscan tradition. The Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, New York were instrumental in the early development of MCCHS and actively served as teachers and administrators in the school from 1962-1989. They lived in the love and joy of the Gospel and imaged this love through their actions. The Sisters reflected the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi to the community through their tireless promotion of generosity, humility, inclusivity, and integrity.
Now in 2023, rooted in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi and the legacy of the Sisters, Melbourne Central Catholic High School is a transformative, college preparatory Catholic high school that develops young women and men in an inclusive community to become servant leaders of our global society.
A co-educational high school in the Diocese of Orlando, MCC currently serving over 400 students in Brevard County and surrounding counties.
The school’s 44-acre campus includes seven classroom buildings, a gymnasium, a multi-purpose room, a technology center, an administrative building, and an outdoor athletic complex.
Centered in the Catholic faith and Franciscan Charism, the school community seeks to inspire Christ-filled lives nourished by prayer and grounded in Franciscan virtues.
Humility: Humbling ourselves so that we may seek and promote the good in all creation. St. Francis of Assisi states: “Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify the world.”
Integrity: Choosing words and actions that reflect our inner goodness. St. Francis of Assisi states: “It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.”
Generosity: Serving without question; giving without expectation; loving without exception. St. Francis of Assisi states: “The good you do today may be the only good new a person will hear.”
Inclusivity: Embracing diversity and respecting our differences. St. Francis of Assisi states” No one is to be called an enemy. You have no enemy except yourself.”
The charism of St. Francis of Assisi renews our Catholic identity and our Franciscan tradition. When we embody these charisms, we help foster a community of faith and love.
This faith begins with the family and extends to the Melbourne Central Catholic High School community as it nurtures the total personal and spiritual growth of all.
Accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference, Melbourne Central Catholic High School meets or exceeds the standards set forth for accreditation. In a 1:1 Chromebook environment, the school provides students with 21st century learning and technology experiences and a robust program that includes: Theology, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World Language, Physical Education, Art, Music, Computer Science, 19 AP courses and Community Service. The school also has dual credit partnerships with the Florida Institute of Technology and Barry University.
The school provides students the following support:
Peers as Partner in Learning
Academic Enrichment Periods
Summer Enrichment Programs
St. Teresa Academic Support Center
Academic Support Plans
Student Honor Societies
The educational goals for all are students are clear:
Develop and apply Catholic moral and spiritual values, ethical standards, and moral integrity
Acquire and present knowledge of our Franciscan Charism
Generate community awareness and respect for others as individuals and groups
Develop and demonstrate knowledge of accepted fundamentals in reading, writing and mathematical skills
Recognize our American heritage and culture and responsibilities and privileges of citizenship
Students graduating from Melbourne Catholic Central High School in June 2022 received more than 6 million in scholarships, earned acceptance from more than 120 colleges and universities, and completed more than 13,500 community service hours.
The school’s competitive athletic program gives students the opportunity to participate in 21 interscholastic sports. MCC also offers more than 16 clubs and activities.
For additional information regarding the school community, please visit the school's website here.
The Principal serves as the Catholic High School’s spiritual and educational leader and is responsible for exercising independent judgment in implementing a broad array of programs and functions. These responsibilities encompass spiritual development and realizing the Catholic High School’s mission, charism, philosophy, curriculum, co-curricular activities, discipline, and personnel practices. The Principal collaborates with the school President in decisions on the school facilities, marketing, and community relations. In fulfilling this role, the Principal is directly responsible to the school President and the Diocesan Superintendent.
As the primary leader of the Catholic High School’s academic program, the Principal needs to be an experienced educational and instructional leader with a deep understanding and appreciation for the challenges high school students—and their families–are facing today. In addition, candidates will have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, the prudence to delegate appropriately, and the will to hold the administrative team, faculty, and staff accountable to shared goals and desired outcomes. The Principal will have the responsibility of developing and implementing the goals set forth during the accreditation visit.
The next Principal is expected to bring the energy, charisma, vision, and leadership skills necessary for this school community to deliver its respected Catholic college preparatory education successfully.
Essential to all aspects of the Principal’s Role is being a practicing Catholic, rooted in the faith and committed to the Mission and Ministry of Catholic education!
The search committee is on a fast-track to identify and secure its next Principal. Interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting Catholic school leadership opportunity by immediately contacting our team. All inquiries and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and with the greatest respect.
Candidates are expected to be available to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2023. Connect with us today!
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions is the retained search division of Partners in Mission, the nation’s leading full-service consulting firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. As partners among ourselves and with our clients’ missions, we value, understand, and embrace the importance of Catholic education in our personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come. Engaged by school communities, pastors, religious communities, boards and dioceses, our team of dedicated search consultants have identified and secured mission-driven professionals to serve in a myriad of diverse Catholic school and diocesan leadership positions from Maine to Hawaii.