School Leaders Academy 2024-2025

Details & Application

Please read the details and requirements carefully before filling out the application below.


Each of ICLE’s Five Pillars of School Leadership (Vision, Pedagogy, Curriculum, Environment, and Management) is studied in depth. Participants come away with concrete plans and support as they move through the process of renewal. They are guided through exercises that offer substantial practical tools for immediate use in the following areas:

  • Mission Statements
  • Parent Education
  • Faculty Formation
  • Curriculum Integration
  • Enrollment Management
  • Prayer
  • Culture
  • Hiring
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising

The program begins with a mandatory online orientation retreat on August 6-7, 9-11 a.m. MT. Subsequent meetings take place on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, 60-90 minutes each. Participants also receive a monthly half-hour, one-on-one coaching call with a program leader.

Members of the cohort are also invited to an optional, special School Leaders Forum to be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School (Denver, CO) to see the Catholic liberal education approach in action at a flagship ICLE Premier Member School. Dates are TBD. Travel and lodging for the Forum are not included.

August 6-7, 9-11 a.m. MT
Mandatory Two-Day Orientation Retreat
No formal Mini Session/Open Forum
Casting the Vision & Setting the Mission
Session 2

Mini Session/Open Forum
Faculty Formation & Curriculum Planning
Session 3

Mini Session/Open Forum
The Role of the Family & Parent Education
If scheduled: gather in Denver for Flagship School Tour/Event
Session 4

Mini Session/Open Forum
Pedagogy & Integration
Session 5

Mini Session/Open Forum
Leadership & Prayer
Session 6

Mini Session/Open Forum
Enrollment Management & Marketing
Session 7

Mini Session/Open Forum
Hiring & Onboarding
Session 8

Mini Session/Open Forum
Culture & Environment
If scheduled: gather in Denver for Flagship School Tour/Event
Session 9

Mini Session/Open Forum
Fundraising & Budgeting
Session 10

Mini Session/Open Forum
Curriculum Review & Goal Setting

Cohorts are determined on an application basis. Preference is given to those who display a sincere desire to learn and grow, and whose experience will contribute to the collective wisdom of the cohort. Regular attendance, active participation, and the completion of homework assignments are necessary for the full benefit of leadership formation; participants must be able to commit time and effort to the program. Rolling admission.

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Please upload a single document in PDF format that addresses the following questions: 1) Briefly describe your background in Catholic liberal education. 2) Why are you interested in the School Leaders Academy? What do you hope to gain from the program? 3) One of the primary benefits of this program is the opportunity to be a part of a small cohort of like-minded colleagues with a unique array of strengths and experience. Why would you be a valuable addition to the cohort?

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Please upload your résumé in PDF format.