Emmaus Series

​The Emmaus Leadership Series is a powerful leadership development program for Catholic school principals and heads of schools.

Effective leaders for today's Catholic schools demand an aptitude in 3 dynamic areas: spiritual leadership, academic leadership, and business management. The Emmaus Series offers leaders quality training and targeted support in order to deepen their knowledge of these areas, investigate the systems that influence these areas, and introduce change ideas to improve the overall effectiveness of their schools. The Emmaus Series supports Catholic school leaders who want to make their schools’ mission and vision a tangible, sustainable reality.
This enterprising professional development experience is comprised of retreats, workshops, webinars, and mentoring over a 20-month period. Participating leaders benefit from the Emmaus Series’ utilization of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools and key partnerships within Boston College’s Lynch School of Education, the School of Theology and Ministry, and the Carroll School of Management.



Every Catholic school leader should experience the Emmaus Program. Besides exposure to experts in a variety of fields. Participants form invaluable networks with other Catholic school leaders that produce life-long friendships.
Dr. Corinne Merritt, Principal, Tauton Catholic Middle School, Tauton, MA
The commitment of the leaders and professional staff at the Roche Center to each of the participants has made our journey together on the Road to Emmaus transformative.
Deborah O'Neill, Principal, St. Bernadette School, Northborough, MA