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The School District of Philadelphia’s more than 200 schools offer a wide range of leadership opportunities for administrators who seek to join us in this effort. Our students and their families encompass the full spectrum of the human experience—they are newcomers and Philly natives; they know privilege and poverty. What do they have in common? An inalienable right to the very best education we can give them. That requires a leader with creativity, commitment, and vision. Will you join us? 

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The School District of Philadelphia’s Current and Planned Priority Work

Action Plan v2.0 is an evolution of our blueprint for making our schools great.  In the plan we provide details of the four goals that anchor our work.  These goals are both aspirational in scope and urgent in nature.  Click the banner below to read Action Plan v2.0 in its entirety. 

Principal Opportunities

If you are interested in any of the above vacancies, please:
  1. Complete the on-line application (https://webapps.philasd.org/hr_principal_application/)
  2. Submit the required supporting documentation and essay responses*
  3. E-mail a statement of interest (500 words or less) to principalschoosephilly@philasd.org for each school you are interested in.  Be sure to explain how your skill set aligns with the needs of that school.  
*Sitting School District of Philadelphia principals do not have to complete the essay questions.
Please note that steps 1 and 2 only need to be done once.  If you have already applied on-line and submitted the required supporting documentation, you only need to complete step 3 to apply for school specific vacancies.