Join Us!

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

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and statement of interest to principalschoosephilly@philasd.org.  The statement of interest should range between 250 and 500 words and should detail how your skills align with the needs of Kensington CAPA and what impact you would have on the students and school community.  
SPECIAL NOTE: Interviews will be held on November 5th. There are no alternate interview dates.





    Principal Onboarding

    We are pleased to welcome newly hired principals to the School District of Philadelphia!  Click here to visit our Principal Onboarding page.


    Principal Resources

    Whether you are new to Philadelphia or currently a member of our team, we are excited that you are joining us in our efforts to make all of our schools great. As a leader, you bring creativity, commitment, and vision, and we know you’re going to have an incredible impact on your students, team, and school community.

    Below are several helpful resources to prepare for principalship with The School District of Philadelphia.