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New Head to Join CATS Academy Boston

22 April 2022


Jeffrey Quebec is to join CATS Academy Boston as Head of School on June 1. He replaces the Interim Head of School, Ben Bonaventura who is staying with the Academy in an advisory role as Headmaster Emeritus. 

Jeff joins us as an experienced senior boarding school administrator having served a long career in numerous leadership roles at Eaglebrook School, Cushing Academy, and The MacDuffie School. He has a deep awareness of working with international students, parents, and partners, building successful relationships during his career.  

Jeff has an impressive academic record and holds a Certificate in School Management and Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Business School and is currently studying for a Doctorate in Education with a focus on Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership at Northeastern University. Jeff is a certified Ice Hockey Coach and earned the Eagle Scout award, the highest available rank in the Boy Scouts of America.  

In his new role as Headmaster Emeritus, Ben will act as an ambassador for CATS Academy Boston, working with the sales team in source markets to promote the school. 

Talking about Jeff and Ben’s appointments, Chris Stacey, CEO of CATS Global Schools, owner of CATS Academy Boston, comments: 

“I am delighted to welcome Jeff to the CATS Global Schools family. From our first conversation, it was evident that he has an ambitious, caring, student-centred philosophy, which I have no doubt will be well-received by staff, students, parents, and partners. 

“I am confident that Jeff will make sure CATS Academy Boston goes from strength to strength as a leading US high School, recognised both domestically and internationally. 

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Ben for his contribution to the school, which recently included the successful launch of two academies - CSVPA Boston Arts Academy and American Hockey Academy – with both programs full in the first intake. I’m delighted that he is staying with us as Headmaster Emeritus.” 

A handover from Ben to Jeff is taking place to ensure a smooth transition of leadership. Jeff joins CATS Academy Boston on June 1 and can be contacted from then at jquebec@catsboston.com  

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