Head of School Update

Meet our New Head of School

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am delighted to announce the unanimous appointment of Cecilia Márquez as Saint John's School's next Head of School, effective July 1, 2023. We are pleased that our worldwide search led us to Cecilia Márquez. Our search included nearly 100 accomplished educators from around the world interested in the school and the role, and Cecilia emerged as our clear first choice. We are thankful to Carney, Sandoe and Associates, who helped shape the process, share what's unique about Saint John's School, and find our next head. 
On behalf of the Search Committee, we want to express our gratitude to the Saint John's School community for its collective commitment to our beloved school. Your engagement in this process has been central to the successful outcome we have reached together in the appointment of Cecilia Márquez, an extraordinary leader who we believe is uniquely qualified to lead our school to a future of continued excellence. We want to share a few words from Cecilia expressing her enthusiasm for her new position and hope you will join us in welcoming her as Saint John's School's next Head of School this summer!
Best wishes,
Nazli Iqbal
Chair of the Search Committee

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." Aristotle
With a deep sense of enthusiasm and gratitude, I accept the position of Head of School at Saint John's School. I look forward to partnering with the Board of Trustees and building upon Dr. María Meléndez's solid legacy as we move Saint John's School to new heights.
Saint John's School's mission is to develop our students' unique gifts and inspire them to reach their full moral and academic potential. This outstanding education encompasses integrity and compassion and imbues these virtues in a dynamic learning environment. Academic excellence and civic engagement are core values that our society needs to foster our human family's much-needed significant and inclusive development.
I fully commit myself to becoming that academic and adaptive leader that serves Saint John's School as a catalyst for the advancement of all its stakeholders. Saint John's School's graduates will "shape a changing world" because they have experienced this education of the mind and of the heart and thus are ready to impact our communities in thoughtful, noble, and generous ways.
Cecilia Márquez
Click here to see Cecilia Márquez's resume.

Saint John’s School

Saint John’s School is a non-profit, college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1915. The school, located in a residential area of Condado, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has an enrollment of over 800 students from pre pre-kinder to grade twelve. Instruction is mostly in English with the exception of language courses.