Our Lady of Hope Catholic School Principal

Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church & School

Job Description

Our Lady of Hope Catholic School is a parochial K-8 school with approximately 215 students in Potomac Falls, VA As a ministry of Our lady of Hope Parish, we are seeking a dynamic and practicing Catholic educational leader who will help form joyful, committed, dedicated, disciplined, and responsible Catholic students in partnership with our parents and faculty. 


Working with, and under the direction of, the pastor, you will have the opportunity to lead our dedicated teachers and staff to make a lasting positive impact on the lives of our students by helping them grow in holiness and knowledge. You will be supported by our enthusiastic PTO.


Our Catholic identity is manifested in works of charity, prayer, and weekly Mass. Our academic excellence is demonstrated through high standardized test scores and our students’ admission to the high schools of their choice. The school’s academic program is enhanced by music, art, computer, and foreign language curricula. Applicants should have a strong commitment to the Catholic faith and seek to be a positive, committed leader working within our community, dedicated to continuing our academic excellence and spiritual growth.


Applicants must meet the following requirements:


The successful candidate must be a faith-filled, practicing Catholic with a strong commitment to the Catholic philosophy of education and the new evangelization. Applicants must possess proven educational, managerial, communication and leadership skills. Five years of teaching experience in a Catholic school and a Master’s Degree in School Administration are minimum requirements. All appropriate Virginia State and Diocese of Arlington certifications must be obtained within three years of hire.


The start date for the position is July 1, 2024. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and Diocesan guidelines.

To apply, please complete the application process outlined on the Office of Catholic Schools website https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/catholic-schools/careers/ and send a complete application packet by May 3, 2024 to:


Personnel Department

Office of Catholic Schools

200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 503

Arlington, VA 22203


About Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church & School

Founded in 2005, Our Lady of Hope Catholic School is a fully accredited Kindergarten through 8th Grade co-ed school in Potomac Falls, VA. Our Crusader family is an integral part of the parish and the Arlington Diocese. Our single-track program allows us to offer a small, family-like environment that instills a strong Catholic identity and offers a balanced curriculum designed for success. Come visit our beautiful campus where you will experience peace and purpose. We are conveniently located 15-20 minutes from Leesburg, where many of our families live, and also very near Herndon and Reston.  


By the grace of God and with Mary as our model, Our Lady of Hope Catholic School inspires our community to develop a meaningful relationship with Christ. We lay a solid foundation for academic excellence, encourage respect for all, and form “messengers of hope for the world.”

School Awards

In 2015, the school was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, placing Our Lady of Hope in the top 15% of all public and private schools across the nation for Academic Excellence.

Experience Required
5-10 years


Education Required
Master's Degree

Date Posted
1 month ago
Potomac Falls, Virginia


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