The Search for the Next Principal of
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy

Norwood Fontbonne Academy is seeking a new principal to begin July 2022. This position will work with talented and dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators to provide holistic learning and growth opportunities for our 350 students. Norwood-Fontbonne Academy is focused on teaching our students to become self-directed learners who love each other and our common home, develop a passion for faith formation, are open to growth, seek intellectual competence, and strive for justice.

The Mission

Founded in 1920 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy is a Catholic Independent academy for preschool to eighth grade students. Committed to a strong academic program, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy offers both Montessori and creative interactive education enriched by service learning, outreach, and co-curricular experiences. Within a faith-filled community, students are challenged to become self-directed persons who live gospel values, enjoy learning, make reflective choices, and treasure themselves, others, and the Earth.

The Opportunity

Please visit the Opportunity Statement page of this website for a comprehensive view of this exciting position and the qualities an ideal candidate should possess.

The Process


The process ​of identifying Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s next ​principal will be inclusive, thoughtful and thorough, guided by our unique SSJ mission, vision and values, and informed by input from a broad cross-section of the community. We are forming a search committee to guide the process and we have partnered with Educational Directions to publicize this opportunity as we conduct the search to find the most qualified and diverse slate of candidates as possible. For further details please review the Opportunity Statement .

As we work to finalize plans for the selection of our next Principal, we will keep you informed of key developments along the way. Throughout the process, we will balance the desire for transparency with the need for confidentiality inherent in any high-level search, and we appreciate your understanding in this regard. Please stay tuned for periodic updates. We are grateful for your prayerful support.

If you have any questions or are interested in serving as the next principal of Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, please email