"Bishop McCort enjoys the support of a dedicated and committed Board of Trustees, Administration, and Faculty. These individuals collaborate to provide excellent leadership for McCort. This partnership will be more important than ever as we move forward striving to achieve our goal of making Bishop McCort a pre-eminent high school with a distinctive Catholic character and an unsurpassed commitment to college preparatory education.”
~ Kenneth S. Salem, Principal
Role of the Principal
The Principal of Bishop McCort is selected by the Trustees. The Principal is the executive director of the High School and is responsible for the general direction of its affairs. Except for offices appointed by the Board of Trustees, the Principal makes appointments to the academic and non-academic positions of the High School. He also represents the High School before the public, and has the power to sign all contracts, deeds and other legal instruments, on behalf of the High School.
Bishop McCort is governed by a Board of Trustees in which laymen and women have joined with religious of the Diocese in the governance of the High School. The Principal of the High School is accountable to the Board of Trustees.
The High School, as a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, is organized into three divisions that report to the Principal.
- Academic & School Affairs
- Development & Alumni Affairs
- Finance and Personnel
A number of committees carry out special projects and initiatives at the request of the principal and leadership team.
Vision and Goals
In an effort to achieve its overall aspiration of becoming a preeminent high school with a distinctive Catholic mission and an unsurpassed college preparatory education, Bishop McCort High School strives to meet five institutional goals:
- Offer an unsurpassed college preparatory education
- Become a pre-eminent high school
- Ensure that the high school’s Catholic character informs all its endeavors
- Create a sustainable culture of continuous improvement and service excellence to support Bishop McCort’s mission
- Communicate strategically to internal and external constituents