Presidential Search

About The Mount

Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, affectionately known as "The Mount," is a renowned all-boys Catholic institution with a proud legacy of academic, athletic, and spiritual excellence. Since its founding in 1876 by the Xaverian Brothers, the school has upheld a tradition of providing a holistic education that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit of its students.  The campus, consisting of six buildings on a 33-acre site in the southwestern area of the city, has become a beloved fixture in the Baltimore community, where it is known for its strong sense of camaraderie, tradition, and values-driven approach to education.  

The school's strong academic program is reflected in its impressive statistics, with a high graduation rate and a significant percentage of graduates going on to attend top colleges and universities across the country.  Last year, over 93% of the students sitting for AP exams scored a 3 or higher.  Mount Saint Joseph's commitment to excellence is further demonstrated by its faculty, many of whom hold advanced degrees and are dedicated to ensuring student success.

In addition to academics, Mount Saint Joseph High School is known for its competitive sports programs. The school boasts a strong tradition of athletic excellence, with teams in sports such as basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and wrestling, consistently performing well at the state level. 

As a Xaverian Brothers-sponsored Catholic school, Mount Saint Joseph High School places a strong emphasis on spiritual growth and service to others. The over-800-students participate in regular religious services, retreats, and service projects, helping them develop a strong sense of compassion, empathy, and social responsibility. The school's values-based education encourages students to live out the Xaverian Brothers' spirituality of humility, trust, zeal, compassion, and simplicity.

The school’s Board of Directors has commenced a national search for the Mount’s next visionary President, who would begin service July 2025. The President reports directly to the Board and has key responsibilities in the areas of mission-stewardship, philanthropy, strategic vision and direction, and leadership of a high-level team of capable administrators.

Interested candidates can review the search prospectus and should apply by Friday, August 16, 2024. Inquiries and applications for this exciting educational leadership opportunity should be sent to Kyle Pietrantonio at All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and with the greatest respect.


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  • Who is leading the search process?

    Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions is the retained search division of Partners in Mission, the nation’s leading full-service consulting firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. As partners among themselves and with their clients’ missions, they value, understand, and embrace the importance of Catholic education in their personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come. Engaged by religious and school communities, boards and dioceses, their team of dedicated search consultants have identified and secured mission-driven professionals to serve in a myriad of diverse Catholic school and diocesan leadership positions from Massachusetts to Hawaii.
  • What is the role of the search committee?

    The Search Committee is responsible for leading the search for Mount Saint Joseph's next President with guidance and support from Partners in Mission search firm.

    The Search Committee will review candidate applications vetted by Partners in Mission and conduct interviews with semifinalists and finalists. The Search Committee will coordinate opportunities for the community to meet the leading candidates and then review feedback, references, and background checks before submitting a recommendation for the President to the Board of Directors.

    The Committee will ensure that the search process is thorough, fair, transparent, and inclusive. A key role of the Search Committee is to keep the MSJ community informed and engaged throughout the search process while respecting the confidentiality of the candidate recruitment process.
  • What is the role of the Board of Directors?

    Members of the Board will vote to approve the recommendation made by the Search Committee. Once the recommendation is approved, the Board will extend an offer to the candidate.
  • How can the MSJ community at-large participate in the search process?

    The Mount Saint Joseph community is being invited to participate in a survey designed by Partners in Mission. The survey will allow all constituents to share input about MSJ and the search process. In addition, Partners in Mission will schedule in-person meetings with the various members of our community including parents, students, and alumni.

    The community is encouraged to stay engaged in the process by following updates sent from the Search Committee and posted on this webpage. Once the finalists have been announced, faculty, students, parents/guardians, and alumni will be invited to open meetings with each of the candidates. Feedback following these open meetings will be used to inform the Search Committee.
  • Will the presidential search impact my student's experience at MSJ?

    Our Interim President, Mr. Brendan Donohue, has 20 years of experience as an administrator in Catholic schools. Teamed with the rest of our administration, we will continue to fulfill The Mount's mission and provide our students with an educational experience that will help them develop into the men God made them to be.


Letters to the Community


Kyle Pietrantonio
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC

Mount Saint Joseph High School

Mount Saint Joseph is a Catholic, college preparatory school for young men sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.