Principal - Grades K-8, 2018-2019 Academic Year (CT)

Job Type

Full Time




461 Mill Hill Avenue
United States


Principal, 2018-2019 Academic Year

Grades, K-8

Start Date: June 1, 2018; School opens August 2018

Location: Bridgeport, CT

About Capital Preparatory Schools

Capital Preparatory Schools is a charter school management organization operating a network of educational communities. Our mission is to develop lifelong learners, leaders, and agents of social change. From its inception, the Capital Prep community—our students, parents, faculty, and staff—have come together to create a compelling and meaningful educational experience. Capital Preparatory Schools provide students a year-round, college-preparatory education that encourages students to become scholars and agents of change.

Capital Preparatory Schools believes that all children, when given the right conditions and environment, will succeed and excel in their academic and social-emotional growth. This is achieved by blending elements of academic models that successfully support students from historically disadvantaged populations, with innovative approaches that get 100% of our graduates accepted to four-year colleges.

Focusing on the key attributes of leaders, our learner expectations are designed to develop students who are:

  • collaborators;
  • information processors;
  • problem solvers;
  • knowledgeable people;
  • responsible and empathetic citizens.

With the support of the Capital Prep team of skilled and compassionate educators, students realize their academic abilities, advocate for social justice and fulfill their civic responsibilities. As leaders of social justice, we expect our students to use their education to improve the lives of others.

Leading at Capital Preparatory Schools

Capital Preparatory Schools seeks a principal to lead the 2nd year of the Capital Prep Harbor Lower School grades K-8. The principal will join Capital Preparatory Schools for the 2018-2019 school year, including travel to Capital Prep Harlem in Harlem, NY.

The principal will lead all Capital Prep Harbor team members to develop lifelong learners, leaders, and agents of social change. The principal will provide strategic and instructional leadership and will oversee management of the day-to-day operations of the school. The principal will play a significant role in continuing the established climate and further developing the current Capital Prep model, while maintaining accountability to the Board of Directors and Capital Preparatory Schools.


The principal leads, manages, and oversees all functions of Capital Prep Harbor, including, but not limited to:

  • High levels of student achievement and learning through rigorous and engaging classes in a college preparatory environment, in adherence with the school’s objectives and learner expectations, with a focus on social justice and global citizenship and access to a rich and high quality offering in athletics, arts, music, and theatre; student support system which addresses the affective and academic needs of each student, in order to support the whole child;
  • High levels of staff achievement through a shared instructional vision that includes skillful instruction, high expectations for students, collaborative planning and inquiry, and the systematic use of data to guide learning and drive instruction, curriculum, and professional development; comprehensive staff support that provides regular and ongoing opportunities for professional learning, leadership and career development;
  • Positive school culture and community that exemplifies the school’s values of empathy, collaboration, problem-solving, communication, and information processing and supports students’ development into informed, global citizens who are inspired to discover and fulfill their social, academic, and civic responsibilities and work toward social justice in their communities;
  • Daily operations and school resources, including oversight of budget and compliance with all government regulatory requirements, hiring and evaluation, facilities, safe and orderly environment, health services, student recruitment and enrollment, systems management of student and staff data, shared services, external partnerships, and other administrative processes;
  • Community engagement, including recruiting families and staff, building public support, serving as an ambassador and advocate of the school’s mission, and maintaining effective relationships with the Board, Harbor community, and all government entities and authorizers; and
  • Strategic management and development of the school, including creating organizational goals and objectives, overseeing annual review, and—in collaboration with Capital Preparatory Schools—envisioning ongoing strategies to maximize the effectiveness of the school model.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (required); Master’s Degree (required);
  • A minimum of five years of successful teaching experience (preferred);
  • A minimum of two years of successful administrative experience in a school setting (preferred);
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills; ability to manage instructional and non-instructional team members;
  • Demonstrated experience in the instruction of students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery; ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness and provide relevant professional development;
  • Strong knowledge of school finance and operations and ability to implement effective business systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of New York Revised State Statutes and School Law;
  • Demonstrated flexibility and experience in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive, collaborative approach;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and public relations skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple priorities and high level of responsibilities;
  • Entrepreneurial outlook and commitment to the Capital Prep mission and values to develop lifelong learners, leaders, and agents of social change.


Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Capital Preparatory Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please complete our online application:


As an equal opportunity employer, we hire and promote without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Professional Level

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Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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