Elementary schools in the archdiocese have two essential administrators: the pastor and the principal. In addition, elementary schools operate under a variety of administrative structures that are tailored to the needs of the students, staff and parish community.  For instance, certain schools may have a vice principal.  The common goal, regardless of structure, is to implement the foundational principles of elementary schools, which are Mission and Catholic identity, academic excellence, operational vitality, and leadership and governance to maintain a supportive, safe community.