School Leaders Academy 2022-2023

Details & Application

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


Each of five pillars will be studied in depth: Vision, Pedagogy, Curriculum, Environment, and Management. Participants will come away with concrete plans and support as they move through the process of renewal. They will be 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

APPLICATION PROCESS: Rolling admission. Preference will be given to those who are able to commit time and effort to the program. Regular attendance, active participation, and the completion of homework assignments are necessary for the full benefit of leadership formation.

FORMAT: After a mandatory online orientation retreat in August, two monthly meetings will take place on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 2 p.m. Mountain Time, for 60-90 minutes. Participants also will receive a monthly half-hour, one-on-one coaching call with a program leader.

A planned bonus included for this year’s cohort: A special School Leaders Forum to be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Denver, to see the approach in action at a flagship ICLE Premier Member School. This event begins at 6 p.m. the evening of October 19 and concludes at 4 p.m. on October 20.  Travel and lodging not included.


Orientation Retreat: August 3-4th, 9-11 a.m.  
Session 1: August 17th
No formal Mini Session/Open Forum
Casting the Vision and setting the Mission
Session 2: September 7th
Mini Session/Open Forum: September 21st
Faculty Formation & Curriculum Planning
Session 3: October 5th
School Leaders Forum: October 19th
Parent Education
Gather in Denver for Flagship School Tour/Event
Session 4: November 2nd
Mini Session/Open Forum: November 16th
Pedagogy & Integration
Session 5: December 7th
Mini Session/Open Forum: December 21st
Leadership & Prayer
Session 6: January 4th
Mini Session/Open Forum: January 18th
Enrollment Management & Marketing
Session 7: February 1st
Mini Session/Open Forum: February 15th
Hiring & Onboarding
Session 8: March 1st
Mini Session/Open Forum: March 15th
Culture & Environment
Session 9: April 5th
Mini Session/Open Forum: April 19th
Session 10: May 3rd
Mini Session/Open Forum: May 17th
Curriculum Review
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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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