School Mission Statement
Founded and rooted in the Gospel values of the Catholic church and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace empowers young women in an innovative learning environment that honors the individual while fostering community, and develops faith-filled leaders dedicated to the “love of God and the dear neighbor without distinction.”
School Philosophy Statement
The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP), founded in 1882, celebrates a rich history of empowering young women to become Catholic leaders in their local community and in the world. Guided by Gospel values and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, faculty and staff inspire young women to be leaders who impact global change by building community through a conscious love of God and love of the dear neighbor without distinction. As a woman of faith, woman of heart, woman of courage and woman of excellence, an OLP student is provided opportunities to put her faith into action, and become a transformative agent of change in our world.
The school is committed to research-based practices, which foster intellectual curiosity and a passion for learning through an interdisciplinary lens, in order to form collaborative learners, visionaries and innovators. Looking toward preparing students for the future, critical thinking skills are woven across the curriculum, leveraging technology as a tool to facilitate student learning in an ever-changing world. An OLP student is encouraged to explore her passions within academic, athletic, co-curricular and spiritual activities, and develop a mindset ready to take risks and to strive for excellence.
The school celebrates the uniqueness of the individual girl and intentionally strives to foster an inclusive community, celebrating sisterhood and unifying love. While OLP endeavors to ensure there is a richness of opportunities to challenge student thinking, cultivate confidence and expand her capacity, rigorous learning is consistently balanced in an environment of support and joy. In partnership with parents as the primary educators, OLP seeks opportunities to actively engage them in their daughter’s transformative academic and faith experiences.
As an organization, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace is committed to hiring individuals who value a growth mindset and who are invested in cultivating an inclusive environment for all stakeholders.
Applicants’ cover letters should articulate their interest in working at an all-girls’ Catholic high school and how their experience, passion, and interest correlates to our mission, philosophy, and commitment toward rigorous learning through a social justice and equity lens.
To view all open certificated positions and to complete the online application, please visit EDJoin.
Available Job Openings
Assistant Head of School
The Academy of Our Lady of Peace seeks a dynamic leader as its next Assistant Head of School starting July 2021. Founded and rooted in the Gospel values of the Catholic church and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) empowers young women in an innovative learning environment that honors the individual while fostering community, and develops faith-filled leaders dedicated to the “love of God and the dear neighbor without distinction.” As the oldest high school and only all-girls Catholic high school in San Diego, OLP is committed to providing young women unparalleled leadership opportunities in an innovative learning environment, amongst a community that celebrates a diverse culture of sisterhood. The juxtaposition of being both the oldest school, while simultaneously being a school committed to offering a visionary and innovative curriculum to young women is what sets OLP apart!
This is an exceptional opportunity in a highly regarded, nationally recognized independent all girls catholic high school committed to empowering the next generation of female leaders. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Head of School is to foster a school environment compatible with the philosophy and spirit of the sponsoring Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Overseeing the admissions program, the Assistant Head works in collaboration with the Head of School and the Director of Marketing and Communications to establish a robust recruitment plan. The Assistant Head directly supervises all school faculty, the three Assistant Principals, and other school employees as appropriate.
The successful candidate will be a highly skilled educational leader with experience in an all-girls environment and devoted to the school’s mission.
Academy of Our Lady of Peace has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Assistant Head of School search. The full position description can be viewed on their website, and via PDF by clicking here (Assistant Head of School Opportunity 2021). To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website.
The Academy of Our Lady Peace is seeking a Science Teacher who wants to make a positive impact on the lives of students, especially young women, who in many STEM fields are underrepresented. We are seeking visionary teachers who will help implement our vision of becoming the leading high school for young women in Southern California. The preferred candidate will have a depth of content knowledge that equips them to teach a variety of science courses, while also having the skills required to teach students at various grades and levels. The exact teaching assignment is for college preparatory Biology, Honors Genetics, and Anatomy, and Physiology.
Interested applicants should apply via EdJoin.
Gift Processor/Database Manager
The Gift Processor and Database Manager plays a key role in OLP’s advancement program. This individual will serve as a member of the Office of Institutional Advancement (IA) and will help maintain accurate records and manage database organization in connection with gift processing to support IA Department fundraising efforts, including OLP capital campaigns and annual giving.
Interested applicants should apply via EdJoin.
The Senior Accountant position at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) is an integral team member of the Business Office. This position is responsible for all accounting functions ensuring accurate and timely financial information. Creates financial transactions that includes posting information to accounting journals, worksheets, and accounting software systems. Responsible for preparing analytical accounting work ensuring accurate general ledger and reconciliation of accounts. The senior accountant manages all aspects of accounts receivable management including but not limited to tuition and reconciling accounts. The Senior Accountant will be cross trained in all areas relating to GL, AP, AR and Payroll and serves as a part of the Business Office Team that serves as a resource to all other departments and constituents of the schools.
Interested applicants should apply via Edjoin.
Academy of Our Lady of Peace is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Academy of Our Lady of Peace admits students of any color, race, ethnic origin or faith to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, ethnic origin or faith in the administration of its educational policies, scholarships, financial aid programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.