School Leaders

Boston Public Schools seeks visionary and dynamic individuals to serve as educational leaders in our schools. We seek highly effective principals with a track record of success. We seek instructional leaders who also possess an exemplary managerial, instructional, and operational skill-set. BPS leaders must be committed to the belief in the potential of all students and be able to focus his/her work in a way consistent with the district’s Acceleration Agenda. We seek leaders who are committed to the ideals of collaboration, innovation, and who will do whatever it takes to ensure all our learners attend a high-quality school.

Hiring Process

Boston Public Schools will be accepting applications for all Principal and Headmaster positions in one cycle, which consists of four phases:

Candidates will benefit from applying as early as possible.

Phase I: Application Screening

After completing the online application, candidates will receive an email containing a planning activity, short answer questions, and a request for evidence of success. Candidates will have 72 hours to submit these exercises and complete their application.

Phase II: Candidate Performance Days

Candidates who advance through Phase I will be invited to demonstrate their instructional, critical thinking, and communication skills through a series of tasks with members of the BPS leadership team.

Phase III: School-Based Interviews

Candidates who advance through Phase II will be invited to interview with school-based hiring teams as positions for which they are potential fits arise.

Phase IV: Superintendent Interviews

Candidates chosen by the school hiring teams as finalists for principal and headmaster positions will interview with the Superintendent and members of the BPS senior leadership team to determine best-fit and final hiring decision.

Application Deadlines

Applications Open
January 1, 2016 at 12:01am

Applications Close
February 5, 2016 at 12:00 noon

Phase II Performance Days
Monday, February 22, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Begin Your Application

Beginning January 1 at 12:01 am, visit the BPS hiring site and search for the job posting titled “School Leaders SY16-17”