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Advertisement for the Position of Principal

Reports to: Board of Directors
Supervises: Students and teaching staff of the school
Main Areas of Responsibilities: Academic, Administrative, Communal (including fundraising)

The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in the Classical curriculum and a strong Catholic faith. Significant administrative and teaching experience in primary and/or secondary catholic education will also be required. A Masters degree in Education is desirable.

The search will close on March 1, 2016, or until a suitable candidate is identified. 

Contact: Please email a short description of your qualifications and interest to: 

Prof. James R. McKay

A CV and letters of support are not required at this time. Based on your submission, the Search Committee will determine if further information should be sent to you.

Wayside Academy is a small private school in Peterborough, Ontario which features a Classical curriculum embedded in a Catholic culture. Grades are from K to 12.

The position is subject to budgetary approval. Applicants must have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, under Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Wayside Academy is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Since 1995, Wayside Academy has been providing families with an exemplary classical, Catholic curriculum for children in elementary and high school, small classes, and a warm community.

Immersed in a virtue-based environment, students learn the fundamentals of education and develop a joy for learning. The focus is on teaching the mind, tending the soul, and deepening the experience of the Good, the True, and the Beautiful.

Tuition is affordable. All families who believe in our mission are welcome! 

Are you thinking of a change of schools for your family? Are you interested in a place where learning is fun and engaging, and at the same time having substance, value, and virtue both inside AND outside the classroom? Do you think this is impossible to achieve? 

Why not come visit Wayside and see what we're all about? You and your child are welcome to sit in on classes, meet the students and teachers and other families who make this such a remarkable place. 

Visits can be scheduled anytime throughout the year.  Your child is welcome, at no cost, to experience life at Wayside for a day, an afternoon, or for a whole week. 

Call the Principal, Adam Parker, to schedule your visit today! 705-749-3658 or aparker"at"Waysideacademy.com 

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Dec 22 2015
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Adelaide Brand (centre) and Emily Daynes, members of the Wayside Academy children's choir, perform during Winterfest at Peterborough Square mall on Thursday afternoon (Nov. 26). Winterfest runs throughout the weekend with several events planned each day. Winterfest is free to attend, however all raffle proceeds will be donated to Five Counties Children's Centre. Lance Anderson/This Week

Read the full article here: http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/6137890-winterfest-underway-at-peterborough-square/

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Miss Martha Marrocco, who has given ten years of devoted service to Wayside Academy, has also answered the call to religious life, joining the SSVM order. Mr. Adam Parker, Principal, noted that the gifts and generosity of our departing teachers will continue to light the way for others.

Sister Infant
“Over the pa
st years it has been my place of work, but I rarely thought of it that way. Wayside is a place to pray, to teach children about God and the world He made, a community of people who strengthen, support and challenge each other to follow Christ more closely. Yes, each one of us is human, and we all make mistakes, but in our community it is obvious that all are trying hard to seek His Kingdom first of all.”

On Nov. 3,  Sister Infant of Prague professed her first vows at the Bascilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. What a blessed event to have witnessed!

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We strive to promote a very personal and engaging education system, one permeated with the light of Catholicism and a sense of joy.

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