School Leaders Academy 2023-2024

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 Tuesdays of each month 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 cohorts: 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. Travel and lodging for the Forum are not included.


Orientation Retreat: August
Session 1
No formal Mini Session/Open Forum
Casting the Vision and setting the Mission
Session 2

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

School Leaders Forum
Parent Education
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
Session 9

Mini Session/Open Forum
Session 10

Mini Session/Open Forum
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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