Saint John’s High School is a four-year college preparatory school for young men.  Founded by the Xaverian Brothers in 1898, Saint John’s remains committed to the Xaverian educational philosophy as a Catholic educational institution. Saint John’s is an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with all federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

Open Positions

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  • High School Counselor

    Saint John’s High School seeks a full-time high school counselor.  Applicants will have demonstrated the ability to counsel students dealing with personal, academic, developmental, and wellness issues. The selected candidate will collaborate with fellow counselors, faculty members, and members of the administration, in support of our students. The ideal candidate will also work with parents through our various parent programs. In addition, the selected candidate will guide and assist students and parents through the college search and application process. The ideal candidate will have a passion for educating young men, and a willingness to be involved in the school community beyond the classroom setting. Candidates should have a degree in School Counseling or a related field, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as an enthusiasm for the school’s mission as a Catholic and Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School  

    The successful candidate will skillfully respond to the personal, social-emotional, and developmental needs of students, as well as provide assistance and encouragement to students as they develop post-secondary plans.  He or she will use culturally proficient practices to support and advocate for students and their families. The School Counselor will provide direct service through individual meetings and classroom seminars as well as indirect support through collaboration and consultation with colleagues across disciplines including administration, teachers, and student support service providers. 
    Job Responsibilities:  
    • Provide academic support and post-secondary planning to a caseload of students in grades 9 through 12, including support with the college application process and assisting students with alternative post-graduation goals 
    • Ensure use of effective communication to build connections with students and parents/guardians while addressing student needs and refer them to the appropriate school and community resources as needed 
    • Administer school counseling seminars based on the ASCA School Counseling Model for each grade level, including the use of Naviance as a resource 
    • Guide each student to create a personalized academic course schedule based on their educational, vocational, and personal goals 
    • Write recommendation letters including but not limited to those needed for college, private schools, and scholarships 
    • Participate in the organization and administration of required student testing (PSATs, SATs, AP Exams, etc.) 
    • Monitor at-risk students and those in danger of not promoting/graduating.
    Qualifications & Required Skills:  
    The successful candidate will hold an MA Degree in School Counseling or a related field. Valid MA School Counselor Licensure preferred.  
    How to Apply:
    The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter of interest, resume, and a list of 3 employment references to the attention of Margaret Granados, Principal of Saint John’s High School, at no later than March 30, 2021.
  • High School English Teacher

    Saint John’s High School seeks a full-time English teacher with a passion for teaching and a love of literature. Candidates should have a strong background in education, a commitment to and understanding of adolescent boys in the classroom, the ability to utilize technology to enhance student learning, and the drive to engage in ongoing professional development.

    The ideal candidate is excited to guide our students as they consider essential life questions through the lens of literature. This educator appreciates the teachable moment when moral and ethical questions arise and fosters communication and collaboration among students and colleagues alike.  We seek a candidate committed to lifelong learning who will nurture a growth mindset in students. The ideal candidate has a desire to contribute to the school community by sharing his or her passions and through additional efforts, such as coaching teams, directing clubs, or supervising activities. In addition to enthusiasm, integrity, and intellectual curiosity, we seek a teacher committed to an inclusive school community.

    The teacher will be responsible for the implementation of curricula, designing assessments that measure student progress and achievement, using assessment data to inform instructional practices, and participating in collaborative activities. Experience teaching World Literature and/or British Literature is preferred. 

    Minimum Qualifications

    • An undergraduate degree in English (a Master’s preferred).
    • At least three years of teaching experience on the High School level.
    • Ability to articulate effectively the values and mission of Saint John’s High School and the Xaverian Brothers.
    • Demonstrated leadership and commitment to Catholic education.
    • Knowledge of contemporary educational issues, topics, and trends.
    • Facility and high comfort level with educational technology tools; experience incorporating educational technology into the classroom.


    Interested candidates should submit the following materials confidentially as separate PDF attachments in one email NO LATER THAN MARCH 12, 2021:

    • Cover letter expressing interest in the Saint John’s High School position and aligning your skills and experiences to the areas of responsibility, knowledge, skills, abilities, and to your understanding of the position;
    • Current resume with all dates included;
    • List of three to five references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission and not before a mutual interest is clearly established).

    Materials should be sent to the attention of Margaret Rourke Granados, Principal of Saint John’s High School, via electronic submission to our school registrar at
  • Varsity Soccer Coach

    Saint John’s is a member of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association and the Catholic Conference. The Head Soccer Coach is responsible for leading all aspects of our soccer program. The Head Coach will work closely with our assistant coaches, student-athletes, school personnel, and various support staff to ensure that our program fully serves the needs of our student-athletes, both in the classroom and on the field. The Head Coach is also a visible member of Saint John’s and must represent the best interest of our school community at all times.

    ● Understanding of and appreciation for Saint John’s, and support for our Catholic identity and mission as a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School
    ● Knowledge of educational athletics, particularly at the high school level
    ● Appreciation for the appropriate place of athletics, especially in the overall development of adolescent, student-athletes
    ● Previous soccer coaching experience at the high school (or higher) level
    ● In-depth knowledge of all components associated with a high school soccer program, including the college recruitment process
    ● Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with various constituent groups, including student-athletes, colleagues, parents, and community members
    ● A proven communicator, with skill in oral, written and electronic communication
    ● Experience in a school setting is preferred, although not required

    Interested candidates should submit (electronic submission preferred):
    a cover letter, a current resume and three references by Friday, March 12, 2021 to Mr. G. Michael Mead at:

    Director of Athletics
    Saint John’s High School
    378 Main Street
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545