Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy High School is a private Catholic, college preparatory school that welcomes students of all faiths. True to the spirit of the Gospel, Archbishop Murphy nurtures the full development of the gifts that God has given to each student, fosters service as an outgrowth of faith, and values diversity. Working with parents as partners in this educational ministry, we strive for academic excellence, spiritual enrichment, and Christlike leadership for the transformation of the world.
Membership to the Board of Trustees of Archbishop Murphy High School carries with it the responsibility of stewardship of the triple endowment: financial, human and spiritual. By definition, trustees are the primary governing board of the school; they hold “in trust” the school’s Catholic mission, the school’s reputation and financial stability. Current Trustees accept the obligation to not only preserve, but also to add to this Catholic apostolic work of the community it serves. Trustees, even those who currently have children in the school, have a responsibility to create, “their children’s children’s school.” The Board is responsible for hiring and managing the President who is the primary administrator of the school. The work of the Trustees begins with the responsibility to ensure the school is faithful to its Catholic missions, its fiduciary responsibility and its care and adherence to laws and bylaws. Beyond these duties, the work of the Trustees focuses exclusively on policies and strategies that are future-focused (not on daily operations) which are in turn delegated to the President. Trustees are called upon to contribute their time and talent to support the viability and growth of the school.