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Principal $105,000-$120,000

St. John Bosco High School (Bellflower)






Our Mission
St. John Bosco High School is a Salesian Catholic college preparatory school in which young men are accompanied in the spirit of Don Bosco with reason, religion and loving kindness in their formation to be good Christians and honest citizens in the image of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision
We strive for excellence in Salesian Catholic male formation through the Salesian Oratory model and philosophy; we are a Home that welcomes, we are a School that educates the heart and mind, we are a Church that nurtures faith, we are a Playground that celebrates life and others. By doing so, we are a school of choice for young men to prepare for college and live the values of good Christians and honest citizens.

The Office of the Principal
The Office of the Principal has, as its primary purpose, to provide leadership together with the St. John Bosco High School’s (the “School’s”) President in fostering an atmosphere in which the Salesian System of Education can flourish. The Principal provides leadership and ensures quality in the faith community, academic, and student affairs of the School. The Principal is directed to work towards the School’s achievement of its Catholic mission to serve students of diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds in a college preparatory secondary school conducted in the Salesian tradition. The Principal is appointed and is delegated authority by the President and acts as the chief operating and educational officer for the School. In collaboration with the President and administration, the Principal serves as a role model for staff and students and shares responsibility for the integration of faith and learning within the school. As the key educational leader, the Principal oversees all phases of policy implementation related to academics, instruction, and curriculum in conjunction with the Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction. The Principal oversees the Counseling Department and programs through the Director of Counseling. The Principal oversees faith community affairs and coordinates policy concerning student discipline and student activities. The Principal coordinates the interscholastic athletic program through the Athletic Director and works to develop wholesome rapport among all members of the school community. The Principal is responsible for the successful day-to-day operation of the school as accomplished through effective delegation of responsibilities to an effective, competent and ethical administration, faculty and staff.


Appointed by the President in consultation with the Salesian Director
Supervised, evaluated, and dismissed by the President



  • Practicing Catholic Preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Administration or equivalent leadership experience
  • Administrative credential preferred
  • A minimum of five years experience in secondary education including at least two years in an administrative or supervisory capacity or equivalent experience
  • Strong ability to relate to and influence others and to work in a collaborative and mission- focused environment

Term of Office:

  • Administrative contract, 12 months, renewable


  • Assistant Principal of Academic Affairs
  • Vice Principal of Student Affairs
  • Coordinator of Youth Ministry
  • Director of Counseling
  • Athletic Director
  • Faculty
  • Selected non-teaching personnel

Employment Terms:

  • Full-time Exempt
  • Salary Range: $105,000-$120,000

Please submit the following to Dr. Brian Wickstrom at

Cover letter that expresses your interest and fit for leading a Catholic high school

Current resume that includes dates for all degrees, certifications, and experience

Statement of educational leadership philosophy and practice in a Catholic high school

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

St. John Bosco High School (Bellflower)

13640 Bellflower Blvd

Bellflower, CA 90706