The Board of Trustees of the Classical Academy Charter School of Clifton is searching for a visionary leader for our unique and wonderful, high-achieving Blue Ribbon School. The first charter school founded in Passaic County, CACS offers a curriculum which blends core traditional learning foundations and modern-day educational initiatives to create a progressive learning environment with an emphasis on classical works of literature. All students learn Latin, and our school day incorporates double blocks of Math and English. A majority of our eighth-grade students are enrolled in Algebra I. Our students have extra- and co-curricular activities such as boys’ and girls’ basketball, The Classical Chronicle (our student newspaper), student government, and the National Junior Honor Society. We are committed to educating the whole child, with a focus on mindfulness and social emotional learning for our students.

Classical Academy boasts a diverse student body with active parental support and engagement. Our school is a tightly knit community. The relationships between our dedicated, passionate educators and our pupils promote a high level of student success, which is a hallmark of the Classical Academy experience. We serve 164 students in grades 5-8 and are looking to grow our enrollment. We employ a staff of 12 and a Business Administrator in one building with a budget of $1.8 million.

The successful candidate in our Lead Person search will be an excellent communicator with strong technology skills and knowledge. We are looking for an educational leader and bridge builder who can execute strategies to fulfill our vision for our school, and foster excitement about our mission among our students, families, and all our school stakeholders.

NJ School Administrator Certificate or CE is required. Charter school experience desired but not required. Successful job history as a Lead Person, Principal, or central office director / supervisor strongly preferred. Middle school teaching experience also strongly preferred. Candidates who have worked in a similar school/district and who have the ability to work effectively in various capacities concurrently are encouraged to apply.

Position start date: on or before July 1, 2024

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and proof of certification to, attention Kathleen Helewa, Search Consultant on or before 5pm EST, February 2, 2024. All successfully received correspondence will be replied to promptly.

Search facilitated by Kathleen Helewa Educational Consultants, LLC

For questions or inquiries, contact Kathleen Helewa at or 908-642-7464.

Classical Academy Charter School is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Passaic County

Job Overview

Closes:February 2, 2024
Location:Passaic County
Job Title:Lead Person