Chaminade Leadership

The Board of Trustees

The Administrative Team

The Administrative Team consists of the personnel listed below. It is chaired by the President, or in his absence, the Principal. The Administrative Team exists to ensure the coordination of the activities of the various components of the school community and to foster accurate and clear communication among the members of the team. While not primarily a policy-making body, the team may be consulted by any of its members regarding various initiatives and directions that s/he would like to make in his/her area. The team also reflects on the general atmosphere of the school community and attempts to offer suggestions for further growth and development.

The President's Council

The President's Council exists to give general direction to the work of the administration, to ensure that all aspects of the school are working to fulfill the school's mission, and to determine policies which coordinate the effective functioning of the general operation of the school. The President may solicit advice from the Council about matters which concern the Board of Trustees, especially in its policymaking capacity.

The Principals Council

The Principals Council assists and advises the principal in the areas of educational objectives, major disciplinary decisions, the school program, faculty development, and in the general day-to-day operation of the school. The Principals Council meets bi-weekly, or more often as issues demand. While council decisions are reached in a collaborative manner, the principal is ultimately responsible for the decisions of the Principals Council.

The Faculty Representative serves as the liaison between the faculty and the administration; in addition, the Faculty Representative is the secretary for the open sessions of the Principals Council and submits minutes to the faculty and staff. Closed sessions of the Principals Council do not include the Faculty Representative and address issues related to confidentiality and faculty employment.

The Academic Council

The Academic Council meets monthly. Its responsibilities include the evaluation of the academic program, the accomplishment of the educational objectives of the school, the improvement of curriculum coordination in the seven year program, and the introduction of new courses. The Academic Council makes recommendations to the Principal's Council for approval on items pertaining to the academic program and all of the Council's stated responsibilities.

The Admission Council

The Admission Council reviews each application for admission and determines the admission of all new students to Chaminade College Preparatory School. The Council considers at least the following criteria in making its decisions: past and current grades; standardized test scores; teacher recommendations; involvement in extra-curricular activities; religious background; past and/or current association with the school.